Every Man is Right in His Own Eyes

​Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those  of everyone who  is hasty, surely to poverty. Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death. The way of a guilty man is perverse; But as  for the pure, his work is right. The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes. When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge. The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness. Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be heard. A gift in secret pacifies anger, And a bribe behind the back, strong wrath. A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead. He who loves pleasure will  be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich. There  is desirable treasure, And oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man squanders it. He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness, and honor. Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles. The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor. He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare. The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the Lord . Proverbs 21:2‭-‬3‭, ‬5‭-‬6‭, ‬8‭, ‬10‭-‬14‭, ‬16‭-‬17‭, ‬20‭-‬21‭, ‬23‭, ‬25‭-‬26‭, ‬31 NKJV

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Wisdom, Patience, Work & Poverty

​The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord , But he  who  is perverse in his ways despises Him. In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise will preserve them. A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find  it, But knowledge is easy to him who understands. Go from the presence of a foolish man, When you do not perceive in  him the lips of knowledge. The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, But the folly of fools is deceit. Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there  is favor. The house of the wicked will be overthrown, But the tent of the upright will flourish. There is a way that  seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will  be  satisfied from above. The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps. A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident. A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of wicked intentions is hated. The simple inherit folly, But the prudent are crowned with knowledge. The evil will bow before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous. The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, But the rich has many friends. He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he. Do they not go astray who devise evil? But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good. In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty. The crown of the wise is their riches, But the foolishness of fools is folly. A true witness delivers souls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies. In the fear of the Lord  there  is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord  is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death. He  who  is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he  who  is impulsive exalts folly. A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is  rottenness to the bones. He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy. Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people. The king’s favor is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is  against him who causes shame. Proverbs 14:1‭-‬3‭, ‬6‭-‬9‭, ‬11‭-‬12‭, ‬14‭-‬27‭, ‬29‭-‬31‭, ‬34‭-‬35 NKJV

Wealthy vs. Poor from Proverbs

Proverbs 13

  • Listen to your father’s instruction and heed rebuke. Verse 1, 7-8, 10, 13
  • Let the fruit of your mouth be good. Verses 2 & 3
  • Riches come to those who are diligent and honest. Laziness does not fulfill your desires. Verse 4, 11
  • Righteousness guards those whose ways are blameless and wickedness will overthrow sinners. Verse 6, 9
  • When you reach a desire and it is fulfilled, it is good and brings life. Hope not achieved makes the heart sick. Verse 12, 19
  • The law of the wise brings life and turns people away from sin. Verse 14
  • Prudence and understanding gains favor and the way of the unfaithful is hard. Verses 15-16
  • A faithful ambassador brings health and a wicked messenger falls into trouble. Verse 17
  • Poverty and shame come to those who disdain correction. Those who listen to rebuke will be honored. Verse 18
  • He who walks with wise men will be wise. He who walks with fools will be destroyed. Evil pursues sinnsers. Verses 20-21
  • A good man will leave an inheritance to his grandkids. The wealth of sinner is stored up for those who are righteous. Verse 22
  • There is much food in the unplanted ground of the poor and for a lack in justice there is waste. The righteous eats to the satisfying of their sour. Verse 23, 25
  • The father who spares the rod of correction hates his son. He who loves his son disciplines him promptly. Verse 24