What does the text say? – Every Word of God proves to be true, He is the shield of all who come to Him for protection. Don’t add to His Word or He may expose you as a liar. Two things I request God (1) to remove all falsehood and lies from me, (2) not to give me either poverty or riches but just enough to satisfy my needs, for if I grow rich I may deny Him and if I am poor I may steal and insult His Name. Never slander a worker to their employer, or you may be cursed and found guilty. Never slander either of your parents. A leech keeps wanting more. There are 4 things never satisfied – The grave, a barren woman, the thirsty desert, the fire. Eyes that mock parents will be eaten by vultures. 4 things amaze me – an eagle flying, a snake slithering on rock, a ship navigating the ocean, and how a man loves a woman. Those who commit adultery don’t think they have done anything wrong. 4 things can’t be endured – a slave who becomes a king, an overbearing fool who prospers, a hated woman who gets married, a servant girl who supplants her mistress. There are 4 things that are small but very wise – ants, who store up food all summer, hyraxes(rock badgers) who make their homes in the rocks, locusts who have no king but march in formation, spiders(or lizards) who are found in king’s palaces. There are 4 things that strut about – the lion, a rooster, a male goat, a king leading his army. Stirring up anger causes quarrels.
Application? – God will protect me when I trust Him. I must be careful not to change God’s Word (are all ‘translations’ totally accurate? Do I get led astray by paraphrases?). Am I determined to always be 100% truthful and trustworthy?