I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! God is the one who gave us this work. And this was only after he tested us and saw that we could be trusted to do it. So, when we speak, we are only trying to please God, not anyone else. He is the one who can see what is in our hearts. Those others tell about Christ because of their selfish ambition. Their reason for doing it is wrong.

Proverbs teach you wisdom and train you. They help you understand wise sayings. They provide you with training and help you live wisely. They lead to what is right and honest and fair. They give understanding to childish people. They give knowledge and good sense to those who are young. Let wise people listen and add to what they have learned. Let those who understand what is right get guidance.

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