It’s day 28 of the Proverbs Challenge. Only 3 chapters of the Proverbs to go. Keep on reading!
Proverbs 28:1, 5-6, 9-10, 13-14, 18-20, 25, 27
The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully. Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse. If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable. He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance. He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Blessed is the man who always fears the Lord, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble. He whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall. He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty. A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished. A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper. He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.