Proverbial Pain

We must withstand the pain of proverbs before we can be shepherded by the wisest of words that proceed from the mouth of God.

Truthful words are often the harshest ones to hear.
Wise words are wasted on the weak.
Healthy relationships are the right context for encouragement.
Humility is required when seeking to help others.
Beware the person who lacks a desire for change.

Ecclesiastes 12:9-14