A Contrast Between Righteousness& Wickedness (Proverbs 13 – Part III)

By GL Jones

13- Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

14- The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

15- Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

16- Ever prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. 

17- A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

18- Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. 

19- The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to depart From evil.

Overview: Proverbs 13: 13-19

In Proverbs, chapter 13, verse 13, Solomon tells us that those who DESPISE the Word shall be DESTROYED but those who FEARETH the Commandment shall be REWARDED!

Fear = Reverential Trust

In verse 14, Solomon speaks of the LAW of the WISE which is to DEPART FROM EVIL and the SNARES of DEATH! He likens this LAW of the WISE to a Fountain of LIFE.

In verse 15,Solomon tells us that if we get UNDERSTANDING we also obtain FAVOR from both God & man. (See Proverbs 3:4)

In verse 16, Solomon tells us that the PRUDENT man deals in KNOWLEDGE but a FOOL exposes his FOLLY!

In verse 17, Solomon tells us that a FALSE WITNESS gets into TROUBLE, but a FAITHFUL WITNESS is HEALTH or HELPFUL!

In verse 18, Solomon warns that a person who REFUSETH INSTRUCTION will receive POVERTY & SHAME, but he that REGARDETH REPOOF shall be HONORED!

And lastly in verse 19, Solomon tells us that when a desired goal is accomplished, it is sweet to the mind (also called CLOSURE). He also states that it is virtually impossible for a FOOL to DEPART from EVIL!

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