Proverbs Chapter 9

Even though I don’t read the Bible anywhere near as much as this prison inmate, there is so much wisdom in these Proverbs which have turned this blogger’s life around. Steven has a wonderful message here about bullying, a pervasive and evil thing which hurts the wrongdoer as much as their targets. Follow Steven’s blog to be inspired. Although in prison, he seems to have a full life.

Steven D. Jennings


“Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.” Proverbs 9:7.

Back in the day, I was that mocker. I was a mocking fool. I hated my environment and everyone in it. Even the people I liked and got along with, deep down I hated them.

I can specifically remember back to 2006. I was mocking Ronny in front of dayroom full of people. I was mocking the way he walked & talked. I was making everyone laugh at his expense.

In return, Ronny rebuked me. He started to mock me. He walked around with his chest pushed out, talking about, “I’n Steve Jennings. I’m better than everyone else. I’ll beat your ass! Whoopty whoop, whoopty whoop.”

Then everyone started laughing at me. My mind instantly switched gears and I got hostile and aggressive. I got in Ronnie’s face, nose to nose, and said through a…

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