Proverbs 28:23-28

23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor
    rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

24 Whoever robs their father or mother
    and says, “It’s not wrong,”
    is partner to one who destroys.

25 The greedy stir up conflict,
    but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.

26 Those who trust in themselves are fools,
    but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,
    but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;
    but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.


One response to “Proverbs 28:23-28

  1. It is natural to want to be liked, and to say nice things to get along. And we should speak truth in love and exhort. But to rebuke sin, is to really love our brother. To speak light into their path is to be used by God to keep them from destruction.

    It would seem natural to trust in myself if I had no source of wisdom or guidance. But God has given us His word, and His Spirit to understand His word. Trusting in myself is rejecting His wisdom and leads to my destruction.

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