Proverbs Chapter 13

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righteousness

The benefits of the living a life governed by wisdom.

  • 1A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
  • 2A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
  • 3He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [Have you ever been on the other end of something that someone who is angry has said, or sent to you in Messenger or in a group e-mail? Generally, when this occurs the recipients of the e-mail or IM is angry. One of 2 things will happen. 1. If there is a leader in the group message they will automatically assume the leader sent it and the leader will bear the brunt of the anger. 2. They will assume that the leader told the sender to send the e-mail or message. It will not matter if the sender of the what. Even if they are reading what the sender of the information states and identifies who made the decision to send it. The leader, if they are truly a leader led by God, will not dress down the sender in front of the other recipients. but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. [This is what usually occurs when one solidly places their foot in their mouth and the mouths of others. It is important that one never communicates when they are angry. If they are honest in their communications, they cannot go back and identify themselves as the sender and that is the end of it. Now if all recipients are operating as Christians should they will NOT respond like a volcano and erupt. It is always best to remain calm and respond in a calm manner. 90% of the time the damage done by the wide lips that caused destruction cannot be repaired because the recipients are not humble enough to accept an apology! It is better to keep one’s mouth shut, fingers of the keyboard until sanity has returned to the brain and the spirit is calm!]

What are the benefits of righteous living?

Have you ever had a child and or adult say the following to you? “What difference does it make? Meaning why do I have to follow the rules? Why can’t I live a riotous life that breaks every societal rule let alone the commandments of God? “ Well read them the following when they ask you those questions.

  • 4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

  • 6Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: [it keeps us focused on the straight and narrow path that we are supposed to be walking on the straight and narrow path.]  but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

  • 5A righteous man hateth lying: [However, responding to lying with a verbally violent tirade betrays the peace of God that should be living inside of us.] but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

  • 7There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

  • 8The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke

  • 9The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

  • 10Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

  • 11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

  • 12Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: [[In other words, we don’t want to wait for anything and it makes us sick to our stomach. We want to do what we want to do regardless of the consequences. WE ARE IN CONTROL OF OUR LIVES AND NO ONE – EVEN God CAN TELL US WHAT TO DO. Have you ever witness that attitude by how a person behaves?] but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

  • 13Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. [Read the contents of this link and it will bless you immensely!”]

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

  • 15Good understanding giveth favour: [People will look up to a person who demonstrates Godly wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.] but the way of transgressors is hard.

  • 16Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

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

Strong’s Concordance defines health in this verse:

Word: @TXN

Pronounce mar-pay’

Strong: H4832

Orig: from 7495; properly, curative, i.e. literally (concretely) a medicine, or (abstractly) a cure; figuratively (concretely) deliverance, or (abstractly) placidity:–((in-))cure(-able), healing(-lth), remedy, sound, wholesome, yielding. H7495

Use: TWOT-2196c Noun Masculine

Grk Strong: G2386 G2392 G2395

1) health, healing, cure 1a) healing, cure 1b) health, profit, sound (of mind) 1c) healing 1c1) incurable (with negative)

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

  • 19The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

  • 20He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. [eventually]

  • 21Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

  • 22A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

  • 23Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

  • 24He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Betimes in Strong’s Concordance

Word: XGY

Pronounce shaw-khar’

Strong: H7836

  • Orig: a primitive root; properly, to dawn, i.e. (figuratively) be (up) early at any task (with the implication of earnestness); by extension, to search for (with painstaking):–(do something) betimes, enquire early, rise (seek) betimes, seek diligently) early, in the morning).
  • Use: TWOT-2369 Verb
  • Grk Strong: G1960 G2212 G3719G4406
  • 1) to seek, seek early or earnestly, look early or diligently for 1a) (Qal) to look for diligently, seek1b) (Piel) to seek, seek early
  •  25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

The more a greedy person has the more they want. More adoration, more recognition, more affluence, more social influence. It is not easy to live righteously! However, the more we plead with the Lord for His hand to be upon our lives; to direct our lives; to control our thoughts and our tongue, the easier it will become. Let Him know how much you need Him. Send us an IM, message, or e-mail if you would like to discuss this chapter or simply post a comment below. Grace and peace to all! ♥

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