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

Commentary by GL Jones

Proverbs 12:15-21

15- The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

16- A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

17- He  that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

18- There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

19- The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20- Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

21- There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

Overview: Proverbs 12:15-21

In Proverbs, chapter 12, verse 15, Solomon tells us that a FOOL is SELF RIGHTEOUS and his WAY seems ok in his own eyes.However, the person that will LISTEN to Counsel is WISE.

In verse 16, Solomon tells us that Fool’s WRATH is made known IMMEDIATEDLY but the Prudent man will cover SHAME!

In verse 17, Solomon tells us that when we speak the TRUTH we show forth RIGHTEOUSNESS: but if we are a FALSE WITNESS we only show DECEIT!

In verse 18, Solomon tells us that there are pathelogical liars in the world that can cut with words like a knife but the tongue of the WISE is HEALTH!

In verse 19, Solomon tells us that the TRUTH will STAND FOREVER but LIES will pass away!

In verse 20, Solomon tells us that people with a Wicked IMAGINATION have DECEIT in their hearts while the Counsellors of Peace have JOY!

And lastly in verse 21, Solomon tells us that there is no EVIL that will happen to the JUST but the WICKED shall be filled with TROUBLES!

EVIL may be all around the JUST, but it just rolls off like water on a duck’s back!

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