Even if you are prone to a negative view of the Scriptures, I have to believe that a person reading the 17th Chapter of Proverbs would find agreement with the many conclusions of the wise man, relating to common sense.

Verse 4 – “An evildoer listens to wicked lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.”

Verse 7 – “Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, much less are lying lips to a prince.”

Verse 10 – “A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.”

Verse 12 – “Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his folly.”

Verse 13 – “He who returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.”

Verse 14 – “The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.”

Verse 15 – “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.”

Verse 16 – “Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, when he has no sense?”

Verse 17 – “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

There is ample advice for both – you and me!  We might refer to it as wisdom, it is also common sense.

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