A Contrast Between Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 12 – Part I)

Commentary by GL Jones

Proverbs 12:1-7

1- Whoso  loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

2- A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

3- A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

4- A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

5- The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

6- The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

7- The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Overview: Proverbs 12:1-7

In Proverbs, chapter 12, verse 1, Solomon tells us that the people who love Instruction love KNOWLEDGE but those people who hate REPROOF are STUPID!

Brutish = Stupid

In verse 2, Solomon tells us that a good man obtains God’s FAVOR but a man of wicked devices God will CONDEMN.When a person is condemned he/she sits on death row until the execution of God’s Judgement is carried out!(See Proverbs 29:1)

In verse 3, Solomon tells us that a person can never be ESTABLISHED by WICKEDNESS: But the ROOT of RIGHTEOUSNESS is IMMOVABLE!

In verse 4, Solomon tells us that a VIRTUOUS woman is a CROWN to her husband but a woman that EMBARRASSES her husband is a CANCER!

In verse 5, Solomon tells us that the THOUGHTS of the RIGHTEOUS are RIGHT but the ADVICE from the WICKED are filled with DECEIT.

In verse 6, Solomon tells us that the motive of the WICKED is to ENTRAP with WORDS or to lie in wait for the RIGHTEOUS, but the UPRIGHT because they are endowed with WISDOM, are WELL ADVISED and thus they will be DELIVERED by the words of their mouth (their RESPONSE or NON RESPONSE to the WICKED).(See Proverbs 11:9)

And lastly in verse 25, Solomon tells us that the WICKED are OVERTHROWN and CEASES to EXIST while the RIGHTEOUS shall STAND!

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