It’s day 29 of the Proverbs Challenge!
Proverbs 29:3-4, 7, 10-11, 13, 17, 19, 22, 25-26
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down. The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. Bloodthirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright. A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both. Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. A servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though he understands, he will not respond. An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that man gets justice.