Monday, February 18, 2013

Proverbs Chapter 17

Verse 18 wouldn't normally have been the proverb that jumped out at me - EXCEPT it was one of the main points in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class tonight.

Here's how it reads in the translation I've been using as I read Proverbs (NIV 1984):

A man lacking in judgement strikes hands in pledge
   and puts up security for his neighbor.

The translation used in the Dave Ramsey class (CEV) brings it a little closer (too close?) to home:

It's stupid to guarantee someone else's loan.

... you mean like what parents do for their kids college loans???

I pray that my kids have a deep-seated fear of ever making their father look stupid.

God will bless your reading,
Pastor David

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