As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
As a child, one of the things that I learned very quickly was that if my parents told me “To Do” or “Not To Do” something over and over again, I knew that it must be important, and I either better do it or not do it. In the same way as my parents, Solomon is giving us multiple warnings about which path we should choose – righteousness or evil. Here are just a few of the examples:
- Proverbs 10:6 – “Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.”
- Proverbs 12:2 – “A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn”
- Proverbs 14:11 – “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the…
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