Vs 6: A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for blows.
When I read this I burst out laughing - I was sitting in the lounge and my daughter looked at me oddly and stated 'people don't often burst out laughing when reading their bibles!' But I could just imagine someone talking rubbish and getting smacked for it. Kind of suffering the consequences of your actions immediately! You could read vs 6 as: A fool talking nonsense is asking for a slap!
Vs 10: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
This is one of my favourite verses as I run to the Lord often and when reading His word I begin to feel safe.
Vs 12: Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
This reminds me of Haman and Mordecai in the book of Esther. Haman was so full of himself in his assumed victory in having Mordecai put to death. He paraded around arrogantly, made a big public display of building a gallows for Mordecai and then - his destruction - he got hung on his own gallows, and Mordecai - a humble man - he was honoured.
Vs 21: He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour from the Lord.
Well, say no more! Actually - we need to strive to be worthy of this statement. I want my husband to feel he has found a good thing - in me - and see my being his wife as favour from the Lord! I still need plenty of work!
Vs 24: A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
This is great encouragement to be friendly, don't you think? I cannot sit around my home and gripe about having no friends because this verse tells me to do something about it. Do you want friends? Go out there and be friendly - invite someone for tea, invite someone over for dinner! It's possibly the beginning of an amazing friendship. You will never know unless you take that first step of friendliness.
Let me know your thoughts on the above - I love hearing from you