Daily Bible Reading “The Wise Listen to Advice” (Proverbs 12:12-16)

The Wise Listen to Advice

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 12:12-16. In this Scripture, we are reminded that we can choose the way of the wicked and end up in trouble, entrapped by the snares of evil people, or we can choose the way of the righteous and produce good fruit.

The wicked person is caught by the transgression of his lips. They will usually end up telling on their self if they have done something wrong. But a righteous person will try to stay away from trouble.

A person will be satisfied with good by the fruit of their mouth: and the dealing of a person’s hands will be returned to them.

The way a foolish person seems right to them. They refuse to listen to advice. But the person who is wise will listen to advice and even seeks it.

A fool’s anger is always recognized. They don’t care who is around or what they say when they get angry. But a cautious person conceals their shame. They don’t spout out all of their feelings in front of everybody. They keep their disappointments to their self.

Have you ever known someone who refused to listen to any advice that you tried to give them? They want to do things their own way even though you warn them that they are going to get in trouble. After a while you have to let people learn for themselves if they refuse to take advice or listen to instruction.


Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 12:12-16

12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.


Things to think about:

  •  What are some of the differences listed in this Scripture between a wise person and a foolish person?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we see the differences between a wise person and a foolish person. Help us to choose to be wise and not foolish. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


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