Stedman: Life is simply too big for us to handle by ourselves.
No matter how good the advice seems to be, if it isn't consistent with what God has told us, it is not to be trusted.
It is wonderful, too, at how many points these proverbs touch life, and how intensely practical they are.
To ponder them and to follow their instruction is to live well and grandly.
His proverbs are not, therefore, mere bits of theory, like many wise words we see; they were all wrought out in the crucible of actual experience.
Some of his words mark dangers: "Don't turn this way!
Those invited were asked to bring some thoughts to share that would help him in this new chapter of life.
We don't have to opt out and spend the whole of our lives thinking.
(All of the above are from Paul Apple's introduction to proverbs) Proverbs 1:1 J R Miller Proverbs 1:1 Solomon learned a great deal by experience.
He put all the resources of this world to the test to see just what they would do for man.
Through it all, Galarraga remained calm, expressed sympathy for the umpire, and never criticized him.
Armando’s refusal to retaliate amazed fans, players, and sportswriters alike.