Proverbs 26:17

Proverbs 26:17

Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.

Adventure: One day, I woke up in the morning to a noise coming from downstairs. I followed the noise and it led me to find out that there was a thief in my house. I ran back upstairs and grabbed my sword and went back downstairs, but when I got down there, he had already gone.

It made me realize that many times we underestimate the things we don't know.

As a college student, I was given this passage to memorize

"He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich."

I decided to befriend the most popular guy in the school. Soon enough, it became clear that he only loved wine and oil. The richer he became, the poorer I felt.

One day, at the expense of my gourmet meal from take-out, I noticed in the distance a man who must've been homeless. His clothes were old and dirty. His hair needed to be cut. He smelled like a weed since he was probably living on that for food. But his eyes looked so wise--I knew he had knowledge of what it is to be rich and what it is to be poor. Perhaps more so than this rich dude I have been hanging out with lately.

In a swift motion, I grabbed my phone out of his hand, unlocked it with my fingerprint sensor, and began sending an angry text message.

The words of the wise will echo about.

I remember what my Nana always said: "The words of the wise will echo about." She was talking about how wisdom was something that would stay with us and never leave us, how it would echo around inside of our heads. I know this because it's growing louder inside of me. It wouldn't be too wrong to say I had a mental illness, but there was a time in the past when I believed people were speaking out of the walls. There was a time when I thought people could read my thoughts and they could change the world around me just by thinking things. Honestly, sometimes I still believe those things. But what's wrong with believing we're capable of so much more?