for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
someone else, and not your own lips.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father,
and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you -
better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning,
it will be taken as a curse.
As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another.
As water reflects a face,
so a man's heart reflects the man."
Our words reflect our heart
Do not boast, do not praise yourself, do not be loud!
Friends listen to our words and are either
encouraged or discouraged.
So let us build each other up,
as iron sharpens iron,
let us set a higher goal
of becoming more like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I want to look into a mirror
and reflect the qualities of the one who died for me.