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How To Be Truly Happy, Moral Lessons from Proverbs
The Book of Proverbs
The Book of Proverbs was written thousands of years ago but still has timeless wisdom for all ages. The book offers advice on how to handle many situations in life. Solomon wrote the book as a way to leave behind some advice to his son. Here in this Hub is some of the moral lessons from the Book of Proverbs.
# 1 Wisdom is greater than folly
The book of Proverbs is full of moral lessons about wisdom.
- Proverbs 10:21 "The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom."
- Proverbs 6:6 "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:"
- Proverbs 16:7 "When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."
Wisdom is not about knowing how to live the a moral life. Wisdom is using the knowledge you have gained in order to make the right decisions.
# 2 Work is not a bad thing
Proverbs also offers various moral lessons on the value of work.
- Proverbs 14:23, In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
- Proverbs 20:13, Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.
- Proverbs 22:29, Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings;He will not stand before obscure men.
Proverbs teaches us all about the moral value of doing an honest days work in order to earn a paycheck. There is no honor in stealing from others whether it is not utilizing work time wisely, having dishonest scales or taking from others what they have honestly gained.
# 3 Fidelity in a marriage
In a marriage when two become one it is