What you say on your own behalf or on the behalf of another matters (Prov 27:1-2; 5-6).

Human need makes some things truly relative (Prov 27:7).

Biological bonds aren’t always the strongest (Prov 27:9-10).

A parent can endure just about anything, if their children are well. But when the welfare of a child is at stake, nothing brings comfort (Prov 27:11).

Holding others accountable is biblical (Prov 27:13).

A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.

So too a bossy husband (Prov 27:15-16).

Friction may yield positive results. It’s not always bad (Prov 27:17).

Trying to avoid your reflection while looking into the mirror is easier than avoiding the consequences of your life choices (Prov 27:19).

Nothing shows forth one’s character than an opportunity for pride (27:21).

Don’t waste your wisdom on the incorrigible (Prov 27:22).

Never lose site of your earthly resources and carefully and modestly administer them, for they are not always abundant (Prov 27:23-27).

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