What I Noticed at my High School Reunion – Proverbs 18

At my 40th high school class reunion this summer I observed how nicely some of my classmates had mellowed with age. The things that were important to us a few years ago just aren’t so much anymore. We’re less concerned about non-essentials, and I think we’ve become better listeners.

Never Stop Learning

Hopefully, we put foolishness behind us as we grow older. According to Strong’s Concordance the original meaning of fool is a person who is stupid or silly. And Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines stupid as showing a lack of the ability to learn and understand things.

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“Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions” (Proverbs 18:2 NIV).

“The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives” (verse 6-7).

“From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (verses 21-22).

One thing I like about harvest time is having plenty to share. The satisfaction I feel when I’ve given someone just the right words is priceless.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of the books "Jesus Talked to Me Today" and "Seeking His Presence," and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in Junction City, Oregon. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for other writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has also written for Warner Press since 2016 and posts devotions on her blog at kathysheldondavis.com .

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