Proverbs chapter 9 & 10 are especially good for me with my current challenges that God has given me. I need to be very consistently reminded of certain truths, in order to keep a level, sane head. Proverbs does the trick nicely, because it's almost like reading laws of common sense. Each of these proverbs is like a "well duh" statement, but to see it written and endorsed by God is... good, and encouraging for me, as I attempt to follow on this path laid before me.
Here's a few excerpts:
7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.
Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
8 So don’t bother correcting mockers;
they will only hate you.
But correct the wise,
and they will love you.
9 Instruct the wise,
and they will be even wiser.
Teach the righteous,
and they will learn even more.
4 Lazy people are soon poor;
hard workers get rich.
8 The wise are glad to be instructed,
but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.
17 People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life,
but those who ignore correction will go astray.
18 Hiding hatred makes you a liar;
slandering others makes you a fool.
19 Too much talk leads to sin.
Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
25 When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away,
but the godly have a lasting foundation.
32 The lips of the godly speak helpful words,
but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.