Skip to comments.Proverb A Day, Proverb 12 [Prayer and Meditation]
Posted on 04/12/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT by OneVike
Proverb 12 (NKJV)
The House of the Righteous Shall Stand
01 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
00 But he who hates correction is stupid.
02 A good man obtains favor from the LORD,
00 But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.
03 A man is not established by wickedness,
00 But the root of the righteous cannot be moved.
04 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
00 But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
05 The thoughts of the righteous are right,
00 But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
06 The words of the wicked are, "Lie in wait for blood,"
00 But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
07 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
00 But the house of the righteous will stand.
08 A man will be commended according to his wisdom,
00 But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
09 Better is the one who is slighted but has a servant,
00 Than he who honors himself but lacks bread.
10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal,
00 But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
11 He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread,
00 But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.
12 The wicked covet the catch of evil men,
00 But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
00 But the righteous will come through trouble.
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth,
00 And the recompense of a man's hands will be rendered to him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
00 But he who heeds counsel is wise.
16 A fool's wrath is known at once,
00 But a prudent man covers shame.
17 He who speaks truth declares righteousness,
00 But a false witness, deceit.
18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,
00 But the tongue of the wise promotes health.
19 The truthful lip shall be established forever,
00 But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
00 But counselors of peace have joy.
21 No grave trouble will overtake the righteous,
00 But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
00 But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
23 A prudent man conceals knowledge,
00 But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
00 But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.
25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
00 But a good word makes it glad.
26 The righteous should choose his friends carefully,
00 For the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting,
00 But diligence is man's precious possession.
28 In the way of righteousness is life,
00 And in its pathway there is no death.
The purpose of Writing the book of Proverbs by Solomon is to reveal the mind of God in matters high and lofty and in common, ordinary, everyday situations. It appears that no topic escaped King Solomon's attention. Matters pertaining to personal conduct, sexual relations, business, wealth, charity, ambition, discipline, debt, child-rearing, character, alcohol, politics, revenge, and Godliness are among the many topics covered in this rich collection of wise sayings.
Without wisdom, knowledge is nothing more than an accumulation of raw facts, influenced by emotional feelings. Many highly educated people are in positions of power in the United States, but very few of those educated leaders have the wisdom needed to rule properly.
One can say that they have been educated well beyond their intelligence. A cursory look at the court system will prove my point that knowledge without wisdom will only lead to an immoral society that eventually crumbles from within. Judges are supposed to be above the fray, and immovable to emotions. Instead, the vast majority of judges today are Godless individuals who are vacant of wisdom. So their rulings are totally based upon emotional feelings.
We the people are to blame, because we ignored God';s guidance in appointing our leaders. Instead of putting leaders full wisdom in power, we instead chose those who would scratch our itchy ears to lead us.
Along with my daily routine of reading the Bible, I try to read through the book of Proverbs once a Month. It's an easy task when you consider there are 31 Proverbs. So all you need to know is what day of the Month it is to know which Proverb to read. In the Months that have less than 31 days, I just double so I can begin the next month with Proverb 1 on the first again.