I hope you are checking out Proverbs Chapter 12 today in the ‘verbs. I’m not sure if something can be “choc-full” of anything other than nuts…but if so…chapter 12 is “choc-full-o-wisdom”.
There’s one word in the whole chapter that I think might be the MOST important. The word is “and”. Sounds simple, but believe me it matters.
Here it is in verse 14:
14 Wise words bring many benefits,
and hard work brings rewards. Proverbs 12: 14 (NLT)
The New international version (NIV) reads this way:
14 Many good things come from what a man says.
And the work of his hands rewards him. Proverbs 12:14
What you say is so important. AND, you need to work hard to be rewarded. Both are important. Wise plans aren’t enough without hard work. The hardest work without a wise plan and good communication leads to failure.
The key to success is talk…AND…action.