Proverbs 6 by Doug

Proverbs 6:1-5 (NLT) –>This one is obvious on the surface.  And it's obvious to bankers, because they've nearly gotten to where they won't approve a loan with a co-signer because the co-signer gets stuck with it.  Let's dig a little to the side here, and think about some less obvious implications.

 

It what ways have you ever made your reputation beholden to someone else's actions?  Sometimes this is necessary, but think about it.  Are you stuck, waiting on other people's work to keep your reputation, maybe even your job?  BUG THEM TO DELIVER! At the very least, make certain that every aspect you can control, you are taking care of and doing the work with excellence.  You cannot, ultimately, control what the other person will do, but you can control yourself.  Avoid being stuck if possible, and strive not to get buried if you are stuck with it.

 

Proverbs 6:6 (NLT) –>Take also this lesson from the ants: keep popping up in my kitchen only to eat, and I will squish you.

 

Proverbs 6:7 (NLT) –>How often does it take having someone pushing me to work harder?  How I need to change that!

 

Proverbs 6:12 (NLT) –>Constant liars.  People that are almost incapable of speaking and holding truth.  These are to be considered as "worthless people."  Apart from seeing redemption and change, we shouldn't entrust these types of people with anything.  So let's stop re-electing them, ok?  Not that politicians are the only constant liars, but we've allowed the typical political lying to become the normal behavior of America, and it's killing us.  Time to clean it all out, from our homes upward through the Capitol.

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