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Proverbs 11: Wise Words for Those Seeking Wisdom

For those who are already seeking righteousness, this is sound knowledge. For those who are not, Proverbs 11 will shock and offend. Vs7 “when the wicked dies his hope will perish and the expectation of wealth perishes too.” So true of the saying 'You can’t take it with you when you go!' “The righteous don’t count on their wealth because all that is precious is in Christ and not in earthly things". Also,vs 16:”a gracious woman gets honor and and violent men get riches.” It makes sense because they were at war and took spoils, but it’s hard to reconcile that with Christ who also said to live in peace as much as you can.

I also am always hyper aware when the Bible tells me NOT to co-sign or put up for someone else’s debt as it does in verse 15 “whoever puts up security for a stranger suffers harm” this isn’t the only place - the Bible warns of it over and over again. Such practices are so common today. It is truly not the will of God to do such a thing and we are guilty to the degree of possible repercussions if we do. Statutes like these are in place to protect Gods people. He wants what is best for us.

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