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How To Be Truly Happy, Moral Lessons from Proverbs

Updated on January 6, 2015

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


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      davidas 5 years ago from Far, Far Away

      So true...if you don't leave the negativity from the past behind, you will always live in despair.

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      That is a terrific one. I voted up for sure.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Oh, what a wise poem! Thank-you for this. I vote up and will share too.

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      Darrylmdavis 5 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      nice poem...and very true :-)