The Ways of the LORD
Proverbs 12:15 “Fools think they are doing right, but the wise listen to advice.”
Proverbs 12:25 “Worry is a heavy load, but a kind word cheers you up.”
Proverbs 15:17 “It is better to eat vegetables with those that love you, than to eat meat with those who hate you.”
Proverbs 15:27 “Greedy people bring trouble to their families, but the person who can't be paid to do wrong will live.”
The Ways of the Lord
Many of the proverbs reflect the author’s concern that people should follow the ways of the LORD – Yahweh – the God of Israel.
“The LORD is like a strong tower; those who do right can run to him for safety." (Proverbs 18:10)
“The LORD is like a strong tower" (Proverbs 18:10) - Tower of Phasael, Jerusalem (EdoM)
Worship is deemed to be worthless unless it is accompanied by a righteous life.
“The LORD hates the sacrifice that the wicked offer, but he likes the prayers of honest people." (Proverbs 15:8)
Honesty and integrity, however, bring their own rewards.
“When people live so that they please the LORD, even their enemies will make peace with them.” (Proverbs 16:7)
Proverbs 16:18 “Pride will destroy a person; a proud attitude leads to ruin.”
Proverbs 16:31 “Grey hair is like a crown of honour; it is earned by living a good life.”
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