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