Choose one of the proverbs and explain how it can be applied today.

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      Mizuho
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      Choose one of the proverbs and explain how it can be applied today

      “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all you ways. Then He will make your path straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

      This proverb teaches us the importance of humility. The teacher of the proverb, King Solomon, had everything people would desire – wealth, reputation, knowledge, wisdom – and many wives and concubines. In spite of all those good things, Solomon came to the conclusion that faith and personal relationship with God is the true ingredient for success and happiness. In order to trust in the Lord and not lean on our own understanding, we must understand how limited our strengths, understanding, and wisdom are. That requires humility. It will also lead us to trust in Him and follow His ways and guidance on a daily basis.

      The proverb is also the exact opposite of today’s popular philosophy “Believe in yourself.” The sad reality of believing oneself is that nobody is perfect so we can never put full trust in ourselves. Proverbs 3:5-6 serves as much comfort to those who realize how powerless people are. It also points us to God to whom we can put our complete trust as we live each day.

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      Larissa
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      Proverbs 9:7 says, “Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.”
      What immediately comes to my mind with applying this Proverb in today’s age is the comment sections of social media platforms such as twitter, Instagram, and the like. So often, you will see people trying to correct those who are clearly mockers in the comment section and what will happen is they get sucked into a debate that draws them into a trap of abuse and insult. It is so important to try and engage with fellow commenters who are there to have meaningful dialogue. The words we say may pour out of our fingers onto the keyboard and onto the comment section but they are very much still from our tongues. What we say, how we say it, and to whom we say it matters.

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      Sharon
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      Proverbs 12

      We see that “knowledge” has become so popular today. Information is a fingertip away with the use of our smart phones and devices. But, real instruction involves discipline, and comes from Wisdom- the Fear of the Lord. We see that many feel that they know what’s best, and they are entitled to do whatever their heart/feelings lead them to do. A lot of people resent correction, yet if we want Wisdom, we will value correction.
      It talks about the wicked, and the fool, and the difference between those who are wicked, who are foolish, who lie, and those who are wise, who love wisdom, who work hard- the good man. This all is so relevant to today’s society and people. Many want everything given to them easily, with no work. “Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. ” “The path of the godly leads to life.”

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      Our Daily Bread
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