Proverbs 19:1 (ESV) “Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.”
Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot of words to get to the heart of a matter. But do we take the time to think about the truth and then use it to inspect our own hearts, attitudes, words and actions?
Timothy Keller says we should read Proverbs like smelling salts to startle us awake. Proverbs “calls us to study, to think, to learn the practical discipline of centering all our thoughts and actions on God.” “Indeed, one of the main messages of Proverbs is – you’ve never really thought enough about anything.” – Timothy Keller, God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life