10 Powerful Proverbs Of Admonition

Bird

The bird just finished eating. Filled up, he flies up the tree and begins to sing praises to his creator for providing him food, nest and protecting him from rain, storm and thunder. Yet the bird doesn’t know that underneath the tree, comes his enemy, the hunter, ready to shoot him for his afternoon meal.

This is exactly how life on earth is when you don’t know your enemy. You may put a smile on your face everyday, be kind and respectful to others, provide your family needs and be helpful when the needs arise, yet you’ve got an enemy you don’t know. Thus, be always conscious, watchful and careful where ever you step, so that you may live a happy life.

Here are 10 powerful and inspiring proverbs one should always keep in mind:

  1. Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not walk in the way of evil men.

2. Know this: People feed themselves with bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

3. The way of the wicked is like darkness, they do not know what makes them stumble.

4. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline.

5. My son, if sinners try to entice you, do not consent.

6. For because of a prostitute, a man is reduced to a loaf of bread, but the wife of another  man preys on a precious life.

7. Say to wisdom “You are my sister and call understanding my relative.”

8. Whoever says to the wicked one “You’re righteous,” will be cursed by the people and denounced by the nations.

9. People will kiss the lips of the one replying honestly.

10. Do not boast about tomorrow, for you don’t know a day will bring.

Selected from the book of Proverbs of Solomon, the son of David and the king of Israel. There are hundreds of readers interested in religious articles like me, the reason I love Biblical articles. There are more soul uplifting and spiritual feeding articles in the Bible to read.

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She Has No Wings But Wants To Fly

Bitter relationships

A bitter relationship is like a toothache in the middle of the night, the experience is sleepless nights.

“None of my boyfriends stayed with me longer than a year. I have already dated five men, but all of them are gone and still I’m single at  thirty-five.” That’s the statement that pretty lady said to her friend. 

Her friend listens to her with emotions, because she could clearly see how the destructive love life of Tamma, has taken its toll on her best friend. Yes! Tamma has been Paulina’s best friend for over a decade but both have problems they weren’t ready to give up. Pride!

There is no gentleman ready to date a lady full of pride and arrogance. Many don’t know how pride can be destructive. Even though men like to date beautiful ladies, they pray to meet someone humble and submissive.

That doesn’t mean that they want someone weak to dominate. Men can’t stand women that are not ready to accept the mistakes they do. Men are not perfect too and ready to accept mistakes, but many times women are not prepared to accept mistakes because of pride.

It’s a big mistake if you think the dress you wear makes you a lady. Humbleness, respect, smile and good character, are some of the qualities men looking for in women.

Believe me, if you are a woman and don’t have any of these qualities, you are bound to face many obstacles in your relationship. Don’t let your beauty deceive you. You will surely get the man you are looking for today, but you’ll find yourself alone on bed tomorrow.

No matter how beautiful and intelligent you are, don’t let pride overtakes you. Without wings, you may feel like a bird flying high, but at the end of the day, you’ll find yourself at the same place you started. Do away with pride and arrogance and enjoy a better relationship.

A Crab Doesn’t Beget A Bird: Intriguing African Proverb

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A crab and a bird: photo credit: Alan Murphy

Proverbs are full of wisdom. It’s part of the lives of Africans, as they are used daily. Proverbs educate, warns, and reminds everyone in whatever we do. There are thousands of proverbs in Africa. For example, these are few Ghanaian proverbs.

  • A calf that is sucking does not bellow.
  • 2. A child does not laugh at the ugliness of his mother.
  • 3. A child who is to be successful is not reared exclusively on a bed of down.
  • 4. A crab does not beget a bird.
  • 5. A cracked bell can never sound well.
  • 6. A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer.
  • 7. A knife does not know who is its master.
  • 8. A powerful deity is the one to whom sacrifices are offered.
  • 9. A slave does not choose his master.
  • 10. A stranger dances – he does not sing.

But I like the proverb ” A Crab doesn’t beget a bird.” This proverb is somehow translated or means “Like father like son, or like mother like daughter.”Children look at what their parents do. If a father loves and plays with a gun, he could follow his passion to commit murder.

Along the line, it happens that his son has also inherits the passion of his father, and becomes a gun lover, leading him to commit murder like his father. That’s where the proverb ‘A crab doesn’t beget a bird’ comes in. Yes! Just like the father, he has also committed murder.

The Bitter Experience Of Man Makes Him A Wise Person

African adventures

The shadow of the sun reveals Polish writer, Ryszard Kapucinski’s adventures in Africa

When one looks at a bird in a cage, you may think the bird is very happy, because it flies, whistles and hops in the cage without halting. You will only know how happy the bird is when you open the cage. With tremendous force, the bird flies away without looking back. That is the real taste of freedom.

Many times, society calls people that aren’t contributing anything positive towards the benefit of the society, lazy or useless person, yet your efforts and hard work, would not always give you friends or lovers, but an empire of deceitful enemies and people who wish you will never make it in life. The more one meets life challenges, the more he or she learns and creates a better future for himself.

If African-Americans have gone through the worst in life and still experiencing hard life scenarios, then as an African in Belgium, don’t argue with me when I say that in the past, I lived in entity of scorn, discrimination, and underestimation, as a sort of tool to prevent me achieving my aims and objectives as a writer. I’m still fighting to find the reasons when a white man goes to Africa; he is treated like the queen in her Buckingham Palace, while the black man in a foreign country is seen as nothing but a sort of alien.

African leaders in some ways have betrayed us like the white man. When the white man comes to Africa, he knows the reason he came, reasons that are never known. A lot of dangerous vaccines have been inoculated to cause sicknesses and to generate diseases in the continent without the knowledge of our leaders because they were only interested in the money and corned beef the white used as bait. Africa is like a dumping ground for all unwanted stuff from Advanced Countries.

It is not an exaggeration to say that almost all Africa’s woes, wars,and diseases were caused by Europeans and America at the same time. I wish anyone who doubts what I am saying to read the book called “The Shadow of The Sun” by Polish author Ryszard Kapuscinski. The book reveals the most shocking atrocities committed by Europeans against Africa, including the role of the Belgians in the Rwanda’s Genocide.

Conclusion: Why would you hate me for blaming the white man of the troubles in my continent? Why do people still doubt that Aids and Ebola were medical crimes against Africa? Many foreigners leave Belgium, as soon as they get their Belgium passport, I will live in Antwerp without moving an inch, for them to witness my progress, despite the Apartheid system of government they run.

Finally, Africa has to stop immediately all kinds of cooperation for testing vaccines or medicines in their innocent population. If a new vaccine is made, those scientists have brothers, sisters, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles etc, they should test those devilish vaccines on them.

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