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The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom, and wisdom is exactly what we need more of as we use social media. Here are 21 proverbs that are just as relevant as ever, and a must-read for Christians on social media. And remember - it's ok to get off the train if it's not taking you where you want to go.
“Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.” 10:4 “There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.” 14:23
“When there are many words, sin is unavoidable, but the one who controls his lips is wise.” 10:19 “Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips.” 17:28 “The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.” 13:3 “The one who guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” 21:23
“The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.” 15:28 “There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” 12:18 “The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a man of understanding.” 17:26 “Do you see a man who speaks too soon? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” 29:20
“All a man’s ways seem right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the motives.” 16:2
“A fools displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.” 12:16
“The one who walks with the wise becomes wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.” 13:20 “Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech.” 14:7
“Don’t rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.” 9:8 “Don’t speak to a fool, for he will despise the insight of your words.” 23:9
“A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.” 15:1
“A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.” 18:2
“A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish person publicizes stupidity.” 12:23 “Every sensible person acts knowledgably, but a fool displays his stupidity.” 13:16 “A wise man is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool is easily angered and is careless.” 14:16