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Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 10:6


Proverbs 10:6

"Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence"

It is worth it to live life God's way. It sometimes seems like the people who break God's rules have all the fun, but this is not the case. In this proverb, Solomon gives us a reminder of what happens when we live God's way to the fullest.

The word righteous is the Hebrew word sedeq which means justice, righteous, conformity to a standard or norm. It is best to understand this as staying within the boundaries of the Ten Commandments and not just staying away from the violations of the standards but doing the opposite – really living out the life of faith.

Blessings are actual spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and material progress in life – additions and pleasures and encouragements. These are waiting for the people who will understand what God wants and move toward them. Being a righteous person meant that one would live out the meaning of the Ten Commandments by going in the opposite direction of the negative ones and doing the intent of the positive ones.

For instance, it is not enough to not steal; one must work hard to produce a valuable product or service so that they can have abundance to share with others. The opposite of stealing is generous abundance. It is not enough to not murder; one must look for those whom God wants you to love by meeting their needs. It is not enough to not covet other people's possessions; one must embrace their lot in life with a deep level of contentment. It is not enough to not bear false witness; one must speak truth and blessings into the lives of others.

Until tomorrow,

Gil Stieglitz

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