Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Common goal, different path

This surprising phenomenon of not specifying instruction in Proverbs can not only be understood as suggesting that the content is given somewhere else (law, or some other parts of Proverbs), but also as suggesting that the attitude of humble listening is not less important than the content of the instruction itself. Maybe, if they had met, the different authors of Proverbs would have had a debate about what the best source of correction is but they would have definitely agreed that the way towards wisdom is being open for correction.— oward an Interpretation of the Book of Proverbs, page 237

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In other words, if the attitude is right, even if the course is a bit crooked, you'll get there. But if the attitude is full of pride and arrogance, look out! You're heading for a fall...
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