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Friday, July 18, 2014

INTERPRET THIS;

The book of proverbs is one of my favourite reads, likewise any ethnic saying like this Chinese parable I want you guys to interpret; 'The reed that bends to the breeze does not break.' While brainstorming on it, lemme, share these few proverbs and apply it to situations;



1}A prudent man foresees evil and he hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.{22:3}. HUMPH! This pinched me because I have many times being the 'simple' and I got smacked really hard! I would liken this saying to what is happening in blogsphere; Religion, politics, sexuality and hair are controversial topics that some people keep their opinions to themselves {wise}, hence, nobody gat any ish to say about them, but someone like me who speaks, gets the s***! Which brings me to another saying: Whosoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.{21:23} You see! I don't listen! That is why I am here talking about this! #Lord help me!#



2} Who can say; 'I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?' {20:9} For every man way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. {21:2}
Hmmm, ain't we all guilty of this? Well, if you are not, I definitely am! Because I am doing it right now! #you get?#

3}A gift in secret, pacifies anger, and a bribe behind the back, a strong wrath.{21:14} ... I offended my hubby 2 days ago and he just dey carry face for me since,*side-eye* so I gat to do the needful...#putting on my thinking cap# I would also apply this saying; A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.{15:1}



4}Seldom set foot in your neighbour's house, lest he become weary of you and hate you! {25;17} Please all these relatives that knows only the direction to in-laws' house, abeg, respect yaself and siddon in your house!  And all these friends with the I- just-come-visit-attitude, abeg, e don do!  What is mobile network there for huh?

5}He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own, is like one who takes a dog by the ears.{26:17}. OU-CH!!! My guys, I tried this nonsense while in school and joined a Christian sister to have an ish with somebody. Only for them to settle at my back and I was left with the towel hanging o! I was sooo, ashamed of myself ehn! I made peace with the person, and mind my business until I graduated. #over-sabi tinz#

Ok! My guys, that is the few am sharing for now. Meanwhile, I am waiting for your interpretation of the above-mentioned parable.#yes, go back up and read for those that always skip to the last paragraph# ...got'ya!...ehehehe. Have a fun-blessed weekend.

9 comments:

sykik said...

Lol...I can so relate to number 4..... Kilode infact I have a guest who has decided to gum his bum bum in my house for days without moving into his family's home....I came to greet you has turned to live-in. I have told Hubby to speak with his friend and have him out of my house by Monday...kilode....who visits and moves in like that in 2014?

For number 2.......hmmmmm........I am guilty as charged. I am not perfect but I love me the way I am and should open my heart to corrections and other people's opinion (at least listen, even if I won't take the advice) . I am too hyper and so spontaneous sometimes



Rhapsody said...

blessings...
'The reed that bends to the breeze does not break.'

In simple terms it means be flexible in life, learn to shift when life shifts, learn to bend when life bends, i.e. learn to go with the flow and don't offer yourself as a point of resistance because force against force means destruction.

that's my simplest version of interpretation.

stay blessed.

@ilola said...

Is politics controversial on blogsville? Hair is the hottest, lol. No go area.

I like number 4.

Unyime-Ivy King said...

Hi sis-it's been a while. Hope you and the family are doing great. I love the book of proverbs too. It is so loaded with wisdom for every facet of life. I also go by Rhapsody's explanation. I believe that verse is talking about flexibility- sometimes the sure way we have always known may not suffice in the present day challenge. The Bible is complete.

New Dawn said...

What happened to my reply-comments?
Me think, I should stop using my phone 0! oK, this was my initial reply;

@Sykik; Ahahahahaha. Abeg, why I go comot, when I get a room to myself, 3 sumptuous meals a day, no hassle or spending on my part? I no dey go! Nah visit, I come visit unah o jare! ahahahaha. E ku teju 000. Don't mind my fooling around, sometimes, I pondered what goes on in such people's mind.

@Rhapsody; You are so right! Things don't always go as we wish or planned, so we have to adapt to the situation and make the best of it.

@ilola; Yes, political platforms are hot grounds.

@Ivy; Yes o, it's been a while. We are fine. And yours? Indeed! It also means compromising. There are times we have to bend our rules when the unexpected happens or the circumstances surrounding us are beyond our control.

HoneyDame said...

I like #4.......bro Solo was really wise, to be honest. Proverbs is full of very practical advice!

New Dawn said...

@HD: laughs @ the name bro solo. #4 seems popular, and am glad some of you understand how it is applicable in 9ja .... ahahaha. Boy! people in yankee would not get it o, because one is lucky if anybody calls them talkless of visiting sef. And I like it this way, o jare! yes o, the book is applicable to all era, which is to say, nothing is new under the sun.

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