Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A little Proverb or five

A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble. The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases Him. The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but loves those who pursue righteousness. Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
-Proverbs 15:5-10 (NIV)

Mmkay, Here's a little vocabulary for ya that I didn't really know:

Spurn: to reject something disdainfully
Disdainfully: feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior
Heeds: to pay attention to
Prudence: the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason.

In todays terms, :verse 5 "A fool rejects his father's discipline as unworthy, but whoever pays attention to the correction trying to be given to him, shows that he is able to govern himself by reason.

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