The Bible is a collection of different types of literature: history, poems, parables, genealogies, and wisdom literature. The Proverbs fall in the latter category, and sometimes they read like something you might find in a fortune cookie. This collection of wise sayings can be serious, humorous, profound, or confusing, but they contain nuggets of wisdom.
Even though they are in the Bible, not all Proverbs are promises. Some are simply observations of what is generally true. A wise person learns the difference. A good rule of thumb is unless the sentiment is repeated elsewhere in the Bible, don’t take it as a promise.
Today’s fortune cookie is brought to us by Proverbs 11:22.
Promise or generality? 😉
I’m sure everyone has met someone who would fit this description. The key is to keep from being that person. As you go through your day today, pray for discretion and avoid pig-snout adornment moments.
Lisa Godfrees is on the hunt for the ever elusive-jackalope. She probably would have found one by now if she ever got up from her desk and ventured outside. When she’s not reading, writing, or mommying, she amuses herself by learning to draw. She’d be tickled turquoise if you’d connect with her on #Twitter or Facebook.