Skip to comments.Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]
Posted on 07/13/2014 8:48:43 AM PDT by OneVike
Proverb 13 (NKJV)
Wisdom Loves Righteousness
01 A wise son heeds his father's instruction,
00 But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
02 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
00 But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
03 He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
00 But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
04 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;
00 But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
05 A righteous man hates lying,
00 But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.
06 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
00 But wickedness overthrows the sinner.
07 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing;
00 And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.
08 The ransom of a man's life is his riches,
00 But the poor does not hear rebuke.
09 The light of the righteous rejoices,
00 But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10 By pride comes nothing but strife,
00 But with the well-advised is wisdom.
11 Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,
00 But he who gathers by labor will increase.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
00 But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
13 He who despises the word will be destroyed,
00 But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life,
00 To turn one away from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding gains favor,
00 But the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge,
00 But a fool lays open his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
00 But a faithful ambassador brings health.
18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction,
00 But he who regards a rebuke will be honored.
19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,
00 But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He who walks with wise men will be wise,
00 But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
21 Evil pursues sinners,
00 But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,
00 But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
23 Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor,
00 And for lack of justice there is waste.
24 He who spares his rod hates his son,
00 But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul,
00 But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.
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. In the Months that have 30 days, or in the case of February, I just double up by reading more than one two proverb so I can begin the next month with Proverb 1 on the first again.
“Wise,Old Solomon”gave us this “Book of Proverbs”.In it,he proved that he understood well how the”Good”in human-nature should be cultivated lest the”Bad”triumph!!!When Will We LEARN????????????????????????
Never, until we are complete in His presence for an eternity. Sadly. Even Solomon who wrote the proverbs, failed to heed his own advice.
Thank you for your ongoing faithfulness to this series it is a blessing!