PROVERBS FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:7
Wang Ming Tao
These proverbs were written by Wang Ming Tao, one of the godly pastors who held a separate stand against the worldly church. He was a contemporary of John Sung and outlived him for many years.
He passed on to glory during the eighties in Bejing. A brother this translated the Mandarin version of the proverbs into English for the benefit of the English speaking Christians to find encouragement.
The fear of God as the foundation of life
Love thy neighbour as the way of living.
Be very sincere in dealing with other,
Be very firm in regulating yourself.
When in poverty, do not cringe,
When in prosperity, be not proud.
Rejoice with them in prosperity,
Never harbour a spirit of jealousy.
Rejoice not at the misfortunes of others,
When others are down, share their troubles.
Don’t overtake your neighbour where profit lies ahead,
Don’t step backward in the face of common danger.
When you are indebted to others, be ready to forgive and redress,
When others are indebted to you, be ready to forgive.
When doing good to others, regard that as your duty,
When others do good to you, recognize it is by their grace.
Let not any wealth that goes through you,
Whether large or small, soil your palm.
In making friends with members of either sex,
Be proper and open.
Do not promise easily,
Having promised, be diligent to fulfill.
Do not borrow at random,
Pay back any loan quickly.
Respect your elders and elders of others,
Love your children and children of others.
Let the strong points in others become a pattern to you,
Let the weak points in others be a warning.
Control your temper; be not easily provoked to anger,
Guard your lips and be slow to speak.
Do not spread any unfounded report,
Do not do anything that fears exposure.
Do not covet the wealth you see in others,
Do not look on with folded arms when others fall.
Flatter not nor fawn before people,
Speak no evil behind other’s backs.
Be diligent and loyal in serving others,
True and straightforward in your transactions.
Hate evil like snakes and scorpions,
Love righteousness and truth like precious treasures.
Rather lose money than trustworthiness,
Rather lose your life than virtue.
Do not cover up your mistakes,
Never boast at all of your virtues.
Be always courteous in speech and conduct,
Be always neat and tidy in apparel.
Do not provoked others to hate you,
Nor speak words that irk your hearers.
Absolutely no smoking, no drinking, no gambling.
Taboo to all seductive make up.
Think constantly for the good of others
Seek God’s glory wherever you go.