Proverbs 28: Virtues
A Favorite from October 31, 2009.
Surety, Prudence, Integrity, Wisdom, Generosity, Truth, Justice
The wicked man flees although no one pursues him; but the just man, like a lion, feels sure of himself.
When we create monsters out of nothing we give in to our human fears.
If a land is rebellious, its princes will be many; but with a prudent man it knows security.
Our rashness can divide us more than it unites us.
Better a poor man who walks in integrity than he who is crooked in his ways and rich.
Power and treasure appear to be safe havens; yet they crumble to corruption and cannot withstand the simplicity of truth and honesty.
He who rebukes a man gets more thanks in the end than one with a flattering tongue.
The truth always comes out in the end . . . and is precious.
Prudence is necessary; hardness is our downfall.
The greedy man stirs up disputes, but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.
Generosity is a sign of a trusting heart.
He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is safe.
Patience and stillness bring their just rewards.
When the wicked gain pre-eminence, other men hide; but at their fall the just flourish.
In the end, God alone is enough . . .
Words to live by; virtues to cherish; axioms to settle the mind; and maxims to sooth the heart.
When we compare translations of these verses, we allow God’s wisdom to enter our hearts.