A Contrast Between Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 11 – Part 4)

Commentary By GL Jones

Proverbs 11: 25-31 

25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.


26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.


27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.


28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.


Overview: Proverbs 11: 25-31

In Proverbs, chapter 11, verse 25, Solomon tells us that the Principle of Sowing & Reaping still applies:

  1. If one is LIBERAL (Giving) then one is made FAT (receives in RETURN)

2. If one WATERS others then he will be WATERED or REFRESHED himself!


In verse 26, Solomon tells us that when people are in NEED and one WITHOLDS corn then those people will CURSE you but the person that SELLS the corn will be BLESSED!


In verse 27, Solomon tells us that  he that doeth GOOD shall get FAVOR but they that seek MISCHIEF, it shall come back upon them!

In verse 28, Solomon tells us that he TRUSTS in RICHES shall FALL but the RIGHTEOUS branch shall FLOURISH! Remember that Solomon sought WISDOM and not RICHES,  but GOD gave Him both.
In verse 29, Solomon tells us that we should not TROUBLE our house or we will inherit the wind (or NOTHING).


In verse 30, Solomon tells us that a person that wins SOULS is WISE and that the FRUIT of RIGHTEOUSNESS is a Tree of LIFE!


And lastly in verse 31, Solomon tells us that the RIGHTEOUS will be recompensed in the earth but much more:

  1.The SINNER and

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