Proverbs 31 “Justice and the Virtuous Woman”

Who can find a Virtuous Woman for her price is far above rubies?

Speak Out for Justice

The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.  What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?  Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.  It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.  Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.  Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.  Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Hymn to a Good Wife

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.  She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.   She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.  She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.  She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.  Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

In this chapter, which is the last chapter of proverbs, it contains 2 poems;

  • Verse 2-9, the wise king
  • Verse 10-31, the virtuous wife

Here in verse 1, Lemuel means unto GOD.  The questions that are asked in verse 2 makes the person listen carefully.  As it is stated in verse 2-9, the godly king is confronted and told that his reign should be characterized by:

  • godliness
  • abstinence
  • consideration

However, verse 8-9 is filled with concise and serious warnings in which kings are particularly vulnerable, corrupt, excessive, and unrighteous and unconcern to those in need.

Now to speak of the noble woman found in verse 10-31.  These poems here offer an outstanding description of that wife, mother, and woman. 

There are four characteristics of the Proverbs 31 Woman

  1. She is a committed woman
  • To the Lord
  • To her family

    2.    She is a compassionate woman

  • She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy

    3.    She is a communicative woman

  • She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction

   4.   She is a competent woman

  • gets up while it is still dark; her lamp does not go out at night
  • works with eager hands
  • provides food for her family
  • considers a field and buys it
  • sees that her trading is profitable
  • makes coverings for her bed
  • watches over the affairs of her household

As stated in Titus Chapter 2:3-5, it tells the older women to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands. Meditate on that for a minute. 

This woman is creative. She makes wise use of her time and takes her duties seriously. GOD exceedingly exalts this genuine and loyal woman.

The Proverbs 31 woman gets her identity from serving, obeying, and loving the Lord.

If you are not there yet, and you want to become that Proverbs 31 woman these are some things you may want to start doing today; depend on the LORD, complete the work that he has given you, and enlarge your territory. In order to get started you may want to remove some things, places, and people from you life so that you can become that Proverbs 31 woman.  You need no distraction in becoming this woman.

As this is the last chapter in Proverbs, I want you to reflect on all 31 and get the wisdom that GOD wants you to have.  Don’t be discourage, he is there with you.  The time is now.  Pray, read, and meditate on the word so GOD can help you. 

GOD Bless You Much Love Minister Clara Peters

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The Wisdom of Proverbs

The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom. We learn how to handle our money, and how to work as well as how to treat our parents, children and friends. We also learned the differences between wisdom and folly, between the righteous and the wicked. However, most of the Proverbs are attributed to Solomon, a man who sought wisdom above all else and because of it received everything he could ever desire.

We read in the first chapter of Proverbs, Proverbs 1:1-7 “The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction; To discern the words of understanding; To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity; To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion: That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels: To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.  The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

If you are not all where you need to be with the wisdom that GOD wants you to have, take some time and re-read the book of Proverbs study it pray and ask GOD to help you obtain that he wants you to have. 

Thanks for joining me this last month for the reading of the Book of Proverbs.  Continue to follow my blog and be blessed.  GOD Bless You Much Love Minister Clara Peters

Proverbs 30 “Agur Speaks”

Sayings of Agur

God? Who Needs Him?

The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh–an inspired utterance.  This man’s utterance to Ithiel: “I am weary, God, but I can prevail.  Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.  I have not learned wisdom, or nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One”.

Who has gone up to heaven and come down?  Whose hands have gathered up the wind?  Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?  Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?  Who has established all the ends of the earth?  What is his name, and what is the name of his son?  Surely you know!

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.  Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar”.  “Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread”.  Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is the Lord?”  Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

“Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.”  “There are those who curse their fathers and do not lbess their mothers; those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from amony manking”.  The leech has two daughters. “Give! Give!” they cry.

Four Insatiables

“There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, “Enough!”: the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, “Enough!” “The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures”.

Four Mysteries

“There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.  “This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’

Four Intolerables

“Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat, a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress”.

Four Small Wonders

“Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces.”.

Four Dignitaries

“There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt”.  “If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife”.

Here Agur mean gathers, Jakeh means obey or obedient, Ithiel means GOD has arrived, and Ucal means devoured.

In verse 1-4, Agur relects humily as in verse 5-6, it is a keen theological mind.  While in verse 7-9, there is a deep hatred for arrogance as in verse 10, it speaks on how slandering a man’s servant can backfire on you while in verses 11-14, these proverbs condemn various forms of unwise behavior.

However, in verse 15-16, you gets an illustration of the insatiables, but in verse 17, it talks vividly on disregarding parental respect/authority and the destruction.  In verses 18-20, it gives the illustration of hypocrisy.  While in verse 21-23, the four things that makes living very uncomfortable.  Which in verse 24-27, these verses gives a picture of four creatures which survived due to natural instinct.

However, in verse 29-31, we see another four that go with great poise and no fear.  Where in verse 32, we see here, that the proud, yet arrogant person will only make matters worse, if he begins to talk.  Yes he is warned to guard what words that comes out of his mouth.  Lastly in verse 33, in all three things above, pressure is being aplied and bringing inevitable results in each case.

Remember to pray, read, pray again, and meditate on each one of these proverbs.  Get the wisdom down and walk according to GOD for your life.  He want you to get it so don’t disappoint him.

I want you to re-read these proverbs again and let what is being said here saturate within.

GOD Bless You Much Love

Proverbs 29 “Love and Fear of GOD”

If People Can’t See What God Is Doing

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.  Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.  A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.  In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.  The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.  If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.  The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.  If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.  The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.

The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.  When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.  Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.  Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.  Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.  He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.  An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.  Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.  The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.  Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the Lord.  An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

 

GOD laid a foundation that we should follow.  As long as you love GOD, fear GOD, and abide by him then you will be able to live that life that will give you that entire life GOD has promised you.  Don’t miss what GOD has planned for your life by not being obedient. 

Be careful how you treat the poor as GOD sees it all and will judge the one treating the poor badly as we are not to judge.  People judge at all times, anyone that knows me would say you never judge anyone.  Only GOD can judge me so why would I judge another.  If you do what you know will make GOD happy that is all that matters, and yes that could bring judgment to you from others but it’s not about them.  AMEN

Once again, GOD laid the foundation so if you follow his foundation with your children then you should feel good about disciplining them.  Don’t just let your child(ren) do what he or she wants.  If you discipline them from an early age that will help them to discipline themselves, which is what you want so that when it is time for them to leave you and go out into the world they know what to do and what not to do.

Of course sin will increase when the wicked are in authority/leadership.  When in a leadership position your action is put upon everyone under you.  Their ways will sometime be altered because of what they see you doing.  Be mindful of the kind of leader you want to be and be that leader.  You control that temperature, you control that atmosphere, and you control it all but know that GOD is watching you. 

Be that wise person that will listen and speak when it is time to, don’t be like a fool that has to talk at all times.  Me personally feels as though that if someone feels the need to talk all the time it is because they like to hear himself/herself talk which makes it seems as though they know much but really it is just a cover up.  You can’t cover up to GOD; once again he sees it all.

Divine guidance is when you are receiving word by GOD from a prophet.  In order to function you will need to know GOD’s ways and follow by his commandments.  Don’t be ignorant as to who GOD is and what he wants from you.  Seek him, read his word, and know that he wants the best for you always.

Where there is no vision the people will perish.  Seek GOD for that vision. 

Yes the Godly and the wicked despises each other, however it’s because neither wants to live the life of the other.  The way of GOD is the way to live but the wicked sees that as giving up the power they have.  Pray for the wicked that they will change their ways and become in alignment with GOD.   

Ask yourself these questions.

  1. Why would I fear man? 
  2. Why should I trust GOD?
  3. Why would I want to sin?
  4. Who will give me what GOD does?
  5. Do you think you can live the life you want without him?
  6. Do I want to continue doing it alone?

Remember to pray, read, pray again, and meditate on the word as you seek GOD for the guidance to get where you want to be in life.  He will never leave you; he will be there with you at all times.  If you feel as though you are alone, connect with someone that you feel that can help you on your journey. 

Leave me a comment and let me know how you are feeling.  You can also connect with me on facebook.  I look forward to hearing from you, Much Love Minister Clara Peters.

Proverbs 28 “Justice and Wisdom”

If You Desert God’s Law

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.  For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.  A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.  They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.  Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.  Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.  He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.  Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.  The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.  When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.  Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.  As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.  The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.  A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.  Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Doing Great Harm in Seemingly Harmless Ways

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.  A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.  To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.  He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.  Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.  He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.  He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.  He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.  When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Have a high moral that will help you to live a life that is a life that has all that wisdom GOD wants you to have and more.  One character as a Christian is a character of justice to others.  GOD does not show indifference to his children, he treats them the same therefore we have to show the same character as well.  Don’t look at the foundation look at the justice.

Stop praying for forgiveness and go right back to the same thing once you finish praying.  If you do, that will only delay what you are praying to GOD for.  He wants to give you what you ask for however he wants your obedience to following and adhering to his word.

Don’t try to hide your sin as GOD sees it all.  Remember he is the only one who can judge you so don’t worry about what others may say about you, it’s your life and you have to live it your way even if you are doing a lot of sinning but it is still your life and when you realize that you are headed for destruction, GOD will be there for you when you ask him to forgive you. 

Once you are ready to walk with GOD, do your best to walk in wisdom.  Walking in wisdom is very safe; GOD will never let you down.  He wants the best for you, seek him.  GOD wants you to be know what you want, fight for what you want, and just go after it and be all you can.

There are a lot of things that GOD wants us to do, one thing is to identify with the needy and not look over them.  If you open your eyes to the poor you will be blessed.  Help GOD supply needs to those that are in need.  There is a time that you may need and you would want someone to be there for you so be mindful that we all are people that at some point may be in need.   GOD truly blesses those that help the needy for the right reason.

Do not leave any room in your life to be questionable leave it the way that GOD wants it to be left.  Remember to pray, read, pray again, and meditate on the word.  If you are truly uncertain about anything in your life, seek GOD he’s right there for you.  GOD Bless You Much Love

Proverbs 27 “Being Wise”

You Don’t Know Tomorrow

 

 

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?  Open rebuke is better than secret love.

 

 

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.  As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.Ointment and p erfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel. Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

 

 

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.  A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.  Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

 

 

Your Face Mirrors Your Heart

 

 

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.  Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.  As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.  Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.  As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

 

 

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.  Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?  The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.  The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.  And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

 

 

You will want to have friends that will value you and who you are.  Surround yourself with the type of friend you are and the ones that you inspire to be more life.  Don’t give your energy to a friendship that has no value.  If you are looking for growth you will want to not only have friends that will help you grow but you will also help them grow.  Sometimes as a good friend (wise) you might have to tell that friend something that he or she does not want to here….vice versa.  I am sure you will want to hear the advice of a friend no matter how it may hurt alot better than hearing it from some one else.

 

 

Do a serious evaluation of the word friend and what it means then go from there on identifying who are truly your friend(s).  Friend is a word that you don’t want to use lightly.  Some people are in your space for what they can get from you and not just to build a long lasting honest relationship.  GOD Bless You if you are that person.  Stop being that person that tries to get things easily and work for what you want and not that for what someone else has worked for.

 

 

There is so much that can be said here but I believe you get it and I believe that in more ways than one that you have been thinking of those that are in your space.  Remember everyone is not for you whether they are family, friends, or associates….however, that is something they have to deal with.  Your assignment is to prepare more for what it should be for you, your family, and all that GOD has made you steward over.  Get busy.

 

I pray that you read this carefully, pray, read it again, and meditate on that word.  Take out a piece of paper and start analyzing so you can be that wise friend on today.  GOD wants you to be wise in all that you do, don’t keep putting off until tomorrow as tomorrow may never come, do it right now.  GOD Bless You Much Love

PROVERBS 26 “MORE WISDOM”

Fools Recycle Silliness

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.  he bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.  Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

 

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.  He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.  The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.  As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.  As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.
The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.  As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.  Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.  The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.  As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.  The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
Like Glaze on Cracked Pottery
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason. He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.  As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.  As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.  The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.  Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.  Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.  A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Solomon sends a warning in reference to being hurt by negative people.  Being around negative people can send  issues your way.  Stay clear of them.  GOD puts some negative people in your life to help them get on the right track, however, after a while if they are still doing the same things, it’s time to remove them from your life.  It is not worth it to stay friends with them. Being lazy, foolish, and a person that gossip is not who you should strive to be, remove those from your life now.
Don’t answer to fools, don’t argue with fools, they only want you to stoop to their level. Sometimes you might want to answer but with a soft voice and an answer that will make them know you are not of that foolishness.
If we want to learn these wisdom, GOD will help you.
Avoid laziness by moving forward to change by setting some goals and make sure you take them step by step.  Remember to live a wise life you must learn to work hard and be willing to do what it takes
There should be a specific time daily set aside to pray, read, pray again, and meditate on GOD’s word so you can live according to him.  He wants the best for you.  GOD Bless You Much Love