Pondering Proverbs 27:6
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.”
My take: Sometimes the truth hurts but better to know than not. Ignorance is only bliss so far then it burns.
When people whisper and sometimes yell ‘sweet nothings’ it sure sounds good but when their deeds turn rotten and daggers are flung into the back it hurts twice as much. So like the Bible tells us in Matthew 10:16b, “so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”
Action words: faithful wounds friend profuse kisses enemy
spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant (often followed by in ): profuse praise.
made or done freely and abundantly: profuse apologies.
abundant; in great amount.
My prayer: Lord, please grant me disernment and wisdom to spot the differences between friendly just wounds and hurtful kisses. Help to balance trust and verification.