The Blameless Poor vs The Perverse Fool 19:1

The Blameless Poor vs The Perverse Fool
Proverbs 19:1

Better the poor whose walk is blameless
than a fool whose lips are perverse.

PCdc Commentary

It is better to be poor and pure
than to be foolish and perverse.

perverse: per·verse [per-vurs] adjective

1. willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary.
2. characterized by or proceeding from such a determination or disposition: a perverse mood.
3. wayward or cantankerous.
4. persistent or obstinate in what is wrong.
5. turned away from or rejecting what is right, good, or proper; wicked or corrupt.


Can we all get along? 17:1

Can we all get along?
Proverbs 17:1

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife.

PCdc Commentary

“Can we all get along? Can we get along?” Rodney King – 1991

Not a rhetorical question, but an earnest plea, from a man acquainted with strife.
Strife is a violent reaction to stress that destroys our relationships.
How many of us have risked everything to escape a house of strife?

Inspiration, Motivation, Behavior: 16:1-2

Inspiration, Motivation, Behavior
Proverbs 16:1-2

To humans belong the plans of the heart,
but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
but motives are weighed by the Lord.

PCdc Commentary

If the Word of God determines my motivation,
And my motivation determines my behavior,
Then the Word of God determines my behavior.

Gentle Answer vs Harsh Words – 15:1-2

Gentle Answer vs Harsh Words
Proverbs 15:1-2

A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

PCdc Commentary

The wise person gives a gentle answer and turns away wrath.
The fool uses harsh words and aggravates the anger.
Ever argue with someone just because one of your buttons was pushed?
Pointless, no?