A Woman of Gentle Grace Gets Respect

A recent braincandy.net quiz had me finish famous quotes. It surprised me when I got them all! How did I know them?

It reminded me of “Quiz Bowl” competition in high school. One of the questions then was…

“Who said, ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.’?”

I wanted to answer, “Matthew,” but it was in the book of “Mark,” too. Then I remembered Abraham Lincoln used that phrase in a speech. Had I answered, “Matthew” or “Mark,” I would have been correct! But that was not the answer they wanted. Their “correct” answer was Abraham Lincoln.

On the braincandy.net quiz, one of the quotes to finish was – “Make hay while…”

Proverbs 10:5, “Make hay while the sun shines – that’s smart; go fishing during harvest – that’s stupid.” The Message

This one everyone knows – “Easy come,…”

Proverbs 13:11, “Easy come, easy go, but steady diligence pays off.” The Message

How about – “Hard work…”

Proverbs 14:23, “Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table.” The Message

Many self-help books use the sayings and precepts written in Proverbs. They don’t realize they are quoting the Bible.

Proverbs 12:14, “Well-spoken words bring satisfaction; well-done work has its own reward.” The Message

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Proverbs 13:15, “Sound thinking makes for gracious living, but liars walk a rough road.” The Message

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Proverbs 10:14, “The wise accumulate knowledge – a true treasure; know-it-alls talk too much – a sheer waste.” The Message

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Proverbs 10:19, “The more talk, the less truth; the wise measure their words.” The Message

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Proverbs 11:16, “A woman of gentle grace gets respect, but men of rough violence grab for loot.” The Message

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