It’s an anthology of wise sayings. I have misgivings about whether reading it in this format will work. A bit like reading the phonebook, one letter of the alphabet per day.
I’ll make a rule that I’ll try to listen to the ones that describe me more than the ones that describe people I disapprove of.
The first chapter is clear enough. Says what it is, then a carrot and stick.
If you are heading down a bad path… And we’re talking being somewhat of a bandit here, this is a way back. An invitation to rethink your selfish existence.
And it won’t end well. This was my favourite verse: ‘it
I’ve seen breaking bad, I believe it! This section promises that wisdom will give you hope.
The next section personifies wisdom as a woman pronouncing disaster in the public square for those who will not listen. ‘
… You get the gist, strong words for thick skulls. Trying to talk young people out of being galoots here, subtlety not required.
I could use some wisdom, I’m sure there’s plenty for middle aged fools as well. I feel so frustrated writing all this good teaching for kids at work but being tongue tied and short tempered with my own kids at home.
Father, I wanna be wise!