A Contrast Between Righteousness & Wickedness ( Proverbs 11 – Part 1)

By GL Jones

 

Proverbs 11:1-7 KJV


1 A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.

 

2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

 

3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

 

4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

 

5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

 

6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

 

7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

 

Overview: Proverbs 11:1-7

In Proverbs, chapter 11, verse 1, Solomon tells us that faulty measurement is an abomination to God-this is why God is the only JUST judge. Man’s assessment of others will always be faulty, lacking and biased, and based on their own opinions of others.

 

In verse 2, Solomon tells us that SHAME always follows PRIDE ( for God will see that the PROUD falls! ) It also tells us that with humble, that one can find WISDOM!

In verse 3, Solomon tells us that the UPRIGHT  will be led by their own INTEGRITY while TRANSGRESSORS WILL FALL by their own PERVERSENESS!

 

 
In verse 4, Solomon tells us that riches Profit Nothing in the day of WRATH because MONEY can’t buy you LIFE ! I’m thinking of 2 Billionaires who died of brain cancer, recently. I’m also thinking of all the recent terrorist attacks globally and all of the recent plane crashes.In all of these cases, the rich died just like the poor.He also tells us that the RIGHTEOUS are delivered from DEATH!

In verse 5,  Solomon tells us that the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the PERFECT shall GUIDE his WAY but the WICKED shall FALL by their own WICKEDNESS!

In verse 6, Solomon tells us that the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the UPRIGHT shall DELIVER them, but the TRANSGRESSORS shall be TAKEN by their own NAUGHTINESS!

And  lastly in verse 7, Solomon tells us that when a WICKED man dies, that his EXPECTATION  perishes and that when UNJUST men die, their HOPE also perishes ! I thank God today day as Christians today,that we have the BLESSED HOPE:

  1. In Death (the RESURRECTION)

        2. In Life ( the RAPTURE!)

 

 

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