Wickedness Of The Wicked
The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,
but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
Are carnivores carnivorous because they eat meat?
Or do they eat meat because they are carnivorous?
Regardless, they eat meat.
Are the Wicked wicked because they do wicked things?
Or do they do wicked things because they are wicked?
Regardless, they are brought down by their own wickedness.
Wealth vs Righteousness
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.
Wealth is only of value in the physical realm.
It will not help you in the day of wrath.
Righteousness will rescue you from death.
Integrity vs Duplicity
The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
But, the Unfaithful are duplicitous, so no guide is possible.
Once again, the Wicked destroy themselves.
Pride vs Humility
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.
Pride results in disgrace,
Humility results in wisdom.
They say you are more successful
when you give the credit to others.
While I have never tried it, it could be true.
The Lord detests dishonest scales,
but accurate weights find favor with him.
Obviously, to intentionally cheat others is detestable.
But, what about inadvertently?
A moral system of weights and measures is required for precision.
Five pounds is five pounds.
When the measurement drifts from the standard,
the standard must be reinstated.
This brings us back to Proverbs 9:1-6
Wisdom, like weight, is absolute.