Proverbs 28 – Character

Sunrise_over_MauiThis chapter has plenty of verses comparing the righteous to the unrighteous.  Verse 1 (“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion”) and verse 6 (“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways”) caught our attention.  The former perhaps having more to do with conscience than the latter.  But both obviously addressing matters of character.

Always trying to do the right thing definitely has multiple benefits from the perspective of both verses.  Peace of mind, confidence, and never having to look over your shoulder are worth a lot.  The satisfaction that  comes from having that kind of character is priceless.  By “walking in integrity,” we come out ahead now, and we surely will come out ahead when our walk in this world is done.  Many radio and TV show “man on the street” type of interviews often revolve around the question of  “what would you do for a million dollars?”  Money can’t buy any of those important things we just mentioned, so why should our integrity be for sale?

Read or listen to audio of ESV version of this selection from this link.

/Bob’s boy
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some images © V. Gilbert & Arlisle F. Beers

Please note: I did not design the reading plan that I am following in my blog.  All of my comments in this blog, however, are solely my responsibility.  When reading ANY commentary, you should ALWAYS refer first to the scripture, which is God’s unchanging and unfailing word. Reading schedules, as well as a link to the site where you can get the reading plan that I’m currently following for yourself can be found on the “Bible Reading Schedules” page of my website at http://graceofourlord.com.  For questions and help, please see the “FAQ” and “Summaries” pages there.

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