What ancient proverbial wisdom relates to our hearts as we experience both sad bitter and/or joyful times in our lives?

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate ancient proverbs written by King Solomon of his observations of human hearts.

King Solomon

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. (Proverb 12:25)

The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. (Proverb 14:10)

What’s My Point?

The above two proverbs appear to conflict but once we understand the proverbs meanings, we can reflect on the wisdom.

In ancient times it was believed a person’s heart was the center of his or her being.

My point is when a sad event occurs in life, only the he or she will bear the weight within their own hearts. A friend or relative is not truly capable of either lightening the heart and restoring joy, only to express empathy.

In My Opinion

Christians believe that their Maker is the only person capable to know what is in a person’s heart and the belief that everyone has both a heart and soul.

Sadly, in our contemporary times and waning religious beliefs. trust in God to strengthen and lighten the weight in our hearts and souls to bear anxiety and bitterness experiences we may encounter in life.

Absent a religious faith in our lives, we may never ask, seek, or pray for strength and guidance from our Maker. The result maybe we will carry on the bitterness and weight of a heavy heart for the rest of their lives.

Faith believers understand the reason for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was because only God is capable to know what was in the hearts of mankind. He chose to bear the cross to remove the weight of sinfulness of mankind and to restore joy and hope within the hearts and souls of mankind he loves.

Sadly, without understanding wisdom and love of Christian beliefs to carry us during times of anxiety or bitterness, many will carry a heavy heart throughout their lifetimes without hope and joy.

If Interested

Read the Biblehub Commentaries of both above proverbs in the Source Links below.

You Decide

Would studying the wisdom and love in the Bible help serve to strengthen our hearts and souls and perhaps reduce anxiety and bitterness when we face the sad disappointing times we may experience in our lives?

Or in other words lighten our hearts and souls to overcome sadness and to restore hope peace and joy in our futures rather than carrying the weights of anxiety and bitterness we may experience?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Biblehub Commentaries Proverb 12:25


Biblehub Commentaries Proverb 14:10