Tuesday, November 4, 2014

'Lection Day Proverbs

I do not put much hope in the outcome of this election, regardless of who wins or loses.  I started this morning reading in Proverbs 28, and some of the verses seemed pointedly appropriate.  (These are all from the English Standard Version.)

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
but those who keep the law strive against them. (Proverbs 28:4)

Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the LORD understand it completely. (Proverbs 28:5)

When the righteous triumph, there is great glory,
but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves. (Proverbs 28:12)

A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor,
but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. (Proverbs 28:16)

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty. (Proverbs 28:19)

To show partiality is not good,
but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong. (Proverbs 28:21)

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