The reading cycle has come back to the book of Proverbs. It isn't a simple book, as it contains long passages in praise of wisdom and several collections of proverbs--some noble and some self-interested. Some proverbs are repeated with variations, and some sound like coinages made as a summary for a conversation or a court case.
A few seem irrelevant in a land with a national bureau of standards: "Differing weights and differing measures, both of them are abominable to the LORD." Except that today I remembered about the speck and the log.