Proverbs 25:1 –>What's one of the smartest things you can do? Write down the wisdom of those who have gone before you. Don't neglect that someone has, perhaps, already been there and is readily available as a reference. One of the best gifts you can leave others is to compile existing wisdom into a usable form.
Proverbs 25:16-17 –>Be wary of overdoing good things. There are consequences of getting out of balance.
Proverbs 25:20 –>There is more that a troubled person needs than to be told to put on a happy face and have people sing happy songs. Notice, though, that we're talking deep, real trouble here. Not the whininess that pervades many American lives.
Proverbs 25:26 –>How much have we polluted the well in the American church? How many times have the righteous given way to the wicked? It is no wonder that we are not considered or sought out for wisdom or counsel any longer. We have become like the trampled spring and polluted well. The first thing to do? Dig out the mud, clean out the pollution.