Proverbs offers so much wisdom. It is practical stuff for us to know as well. Today’s passage covers a person’s ability to react if their spirit is crushed. It gives input into acquiring knowledge and wisdom. It helps us to know how to open someone’s heart, and makes perfect sense if we ever are faced with a lawsuit.
Let’s dive in.
“The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.” Proverbs 18:14-17
All of these brief, yet powerful statements are worthy of our attention and require taking some time to ponder.
Reading and delving into the truths of Proverbs can help us in so many ways. As you consider all of these deep things, join me in thanking the Lord for this amazing Book.
Lord, Your wisdom is so very deep. I cannot even begin to grasp it, but You have given us things to ponder and to interweave into our everyday lives. Thank You.