The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. – Proverbs 12:14
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Have you a friend in your life you turn to for good advice? Maybe you have a pastor who can speak to you frankly and with wisdom. Life has many struggles and temptations, and we are never far from falling prey to the “snares of death”.
This proverb speaks of a wise teacher’s words being a flowing life-extender. When he teaches well, God’s ways have an impact on his students. I take a long time to learn and put wisdom into practice. Thankfully, I have some great teachers who live out what they preach.
The foolish path has many snares, leading to death. There are many a foolish person ready to guide you to an enticing but fatal end. Seek the wise people in your life and learn from them. Their words will be a life-giving stream for you. And then maybe you could provide a fountain of life to someone else?
Thanks for reading! Pete
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