Two wrongs don’t make a right.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

When in Rome, do as the Romans.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.


What’s the difference between the short sayings that are part of our everyday language and the pithy proverbs in the Bible? For starters, the book of Proverbs is part of the inspired cannon of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Thus, the Bible’s proverbs show us how to relate to God and our fellow human beings in the wisest and most godly manner. 


All truth is God’s truth, wherever it appears in literature. However, Proverbs should be trusted for its untainted wisdom from above; it is counsel from heaven for conduct on earth. 

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG