School is about to start! Summer routines fade and students will find themselves in all sorts of new situations. God desires for His children to walk in wisdom, especially toward those who are not Christians (Col. 4:5). How can we make the best use of our time and walk wisely in school? Consider these Proverbs: Proverbs 3:30 – Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.
Proverbs 10:9 – Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
Proverbs 10:12 – Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
Proverbs 12:20 – Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.
Proverbs 15:1 – A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 16:28 – A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
Proverbs 17:9 – Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
Proverbs 18:17 – The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.
Proverbs 19:11 – Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Maybe this isn’t just for students in school, but all students (disciples) of Jesus. We will consider a few more next week.