Daily Bible Reading for August 14, 2014, with Commentary: Proverbs 17-18
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Context: Proverbs contains advice for a multitude of situations. Sometimes the advice is direct and easy to pick out. Other times, the advice is indirect. We have to look beyond the words written on the page, and fit the passage to our life. None of us are perfect. We have all, at one point or another, played the part of the fool, relying on ourselves and the world instead of on Christ. We have all done the opposite of what is written in Proverbs. When reading, identify both the good and the bad in yourself. Be happy for your right choices. Seek forgiveness for your bad choices and make amends. Work to adjust your attitude and reaction to situations that lead to you being foolish instead of wise.