Fear of death is what drives the wickedness of the wicked, but there is no escape from it. Hope for God’s justice is what motivates the righteousness of the righteous, and it is inescapable.
Foolish and wise people do different things for fun: the fool thinks doing mean and destructive things is a joke, while the wise person actively delights in gaining wisdom.
What a righteous person says is food for the souls of all those around them, while a fool cannot even feed his own soul. Taken with Proverbs 10:20, a progression appear: a wicked person’s thoughts might be worthless, but a fool is completely thoughtless.
Whether you fear God or not, your hard work is not guaranteed to provide for your needs, let alone make you wealthy. God, who honors hard work, causes it to rain on the just and the unjust alike. It is the fool who says, “God did not make me wealthy. I made myself wealthy through hard work.”
The words of a good man are always of great value, but even the thoughts of a wicked man are worthless.
“When using lots of words one never fails to offend, but the one who restrains his lips is wise.”
Someone who hates secretly is a deceiver. Someone who hates publicly is an idiot.
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The kind of people you want to follow are humble people, people who know how to take reproof and make needed corrections. The person who cannot be corrected will lead you astray.
The money gotten by the unrighteous person will be used by that person in such a way that it brings about sin, whereas the income gained by a righteous person will be used in such a way that it brings about “life” in the fullest sense.