Proverbs 20:12-17

12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye,
    the Lord has made them both.
13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty;
    open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
14 “Bad, bad,” says the buyer,
    but when he goes away, then he boasts.
15 There is gold and abundance of costly stones,
    but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger,
    and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.[d]
17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,
    but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.

One response to “Proverbs 20:12-17

  1. The author emphasizes again the value of hard work. He point to the issue of oversleeping and laziness. I don’t think he is calling out naps or an occasional sleep-in day, but he is having us question our work ethic and prevailing attitude. Taking care of my family, and putting their needs before my own pleasure, reflects a Godly heart attitude.

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