I read this post this evening and HAD to share it. I love reading about something that my own experience validates. Something that doesn't just "sound" true, or seem true theoretically - but something that has been proved over and over in my life. That's why I enjoy reading through the book of Proverbs so much - the wisdom therein is true whether you are a Christian or not. It just is.
"Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down." [Proverbs 26:20] Duh.
"If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse." [Proverbs 27:14] In my house, "early" is 8:00.
"He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty." [Proverbs 28:19] You don't work, you don't eat. Duh, again.
"He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm." [Proverbs 13:20] Or as my momma used to say, "Beware the company you keep; show me your friends and I'll show you your future."
"The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender." [Proverbs 22:7] For all my brothas and sistas out there still paying student loans...
Okay, that is not the point of this post. The point is this: I've found the short passages in this link (particularly the second one) to be unequivocally true in my life. Passing it along is my way of saying "Amen!"
Enjoy! And be encouraged to raise the bar concerning this particular discipline. It will change. your. life.
Also, just wondering - do you have favorite Proverbs? Favorite any-verses? That have been proved over and over and over again in your life and in the world around you?