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Education, Page 136

“Go not in the way of evil men;” “can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?” Proverbs 4:14; 6:28.

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.” Proverbs 13:20.

“A man that hath friends must show himself friendly.” Proverbs 18:24.

The whole circle of our obligation to one another is covered by that word of Christ's, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” Matthew 7:12.

How many a man might have escaped financial failure and ruin by heeding the warnings, so often repeated and emphasized in the Scriptures:

“He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.” Proverbs 28:20.

“Wealth gotten in haste shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.” Proverbs 13:11, R.V., margin.

“The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.” Proverbs 21:6.

“The borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7.

“He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretyship is sure.” Proverbs 11:15.

“Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: for their Redeemer is mighty; He shall plead their cause with thee.” “He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.” “Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.” Proverbs 23:10, 11; 22:16; 26:27.

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