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Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 14:22

"Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good." Solomon wants to point out a basic tenet of ethical living: Those who spend time scheming and planning to be selfish enough to harm others will go much farther than just one act or one plan. They will be setting the course of their life. The huge comparison in this proverb is between devising evil and devising good. Do you see this drastic contrast? Solomon wants his students of wisdom to notice that people can spend their time devising one or the other: evil or good. Evil is selfishness pursued to the point of harming others to get it. It is violating the boundaries of God. Good is benefiting

Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 13:22

"A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous" good This is the Hebrew word tob, which is pleasant, agreeable, good, beneficial. The idea of a good man is very similar to the idea of a righteous man. These two ideas are used synonymously in this proverb. They exhibit positive righteousness. They glow with the love of God, seeking to benefit and bless and meet the needs of those around them. They realize that the point of life is to love (meet needs) people – whatever people God has put them in contact with. In this proverb, Solomon points out that their desire to be a blessing and to meet needs extends to their childr

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