other verses I love:
Have you heard the statement what is eaten in secret will be worn in public? When I read through chapter 9, and the woman Folly calls out and says, 'food eaten in secret is delicious' (verse17), I immediately thought of that statement. It applies to our thoughts as well, what we think in private will become our spoken words and actions done in public.
He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress,
and for his children it will be a refuge.
South Beach phase one is tough. Especially when you love bread and fruit as much as I do. I found a verse to encourage me when I restart it on Tuesday morning.
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love
than a fattened calf with hatred.
Parenting wisdom is abundant and plenty throughout these chapters. A few of my favorites are
Discipline your son, for in that there is hope;
do not be a willing party to his death.
Apply your heart to instruction
and your ears to words of knowledge.
By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.
As water reflects a face,
so a man's heart reflects the man.
This verse reminds me of Matthew 12:34 and Luke 6:45