Thought for Today


Proverbs regarding devotion, godliness, piety, religiosity, respectability, reverence, righteousness, saintliness, uprightness

  1. He stores up effective counsel for the upright, and is like a shield for those who live with integrity,

    Prov. 2:7 (read whole chapter)

  2. Do not envy a violent man, and do not choose to imitate any of his ways;
    for one who goes astray is an abomination to the LORD, but he reveals his intimate counsel to the upright.

    Prov. 3:31-32 (read whole chapter)

  3. All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing in them twisted or crooked.

    Prov. 8:8 (read whole chapter)

  4. Riches and honor are with me, long-lasting wealth and righteousness.

    Prov. 8:18 (read whole chapter)

  5. The teaching of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.

    Prov. 10:11 (read whole chapter)

  6. The teaching of the righteous feeds many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.
    The blessing from the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow to it.
    Carrying out a wicked scheme is enjoyable to a fool, and so is wisdom for the one who has discernment.
    What the wicked fears will come on him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
    When the storm passes through, the wicked are swept away, but the righteous are an everlasting foundation.

    Prov. 10:21-25 (read whole chapter)

  7. The righteous will never be moved, but the wicked will not inhabit the land.

    Prov. 10:30 (read whole chapter)

  8. Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.
    The righteousness of the blameless will make straight their way, but the wicked person will fall by his own wickedness.
    The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the faithless will be captured by their own desires.
    When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes, and the hope of his strength perishes.
    The righteous person is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked turns up in his stead.

    Prov. 11:4-8 (read whole chapter)

  9. The fruit of the righteous is like a tree producing life, and the one who wins souls is wise.

    Prov. 11:30 (read whole chapter)

  10. No one can be established through wickedness, but a righteous root cannot be moved.

    Prov. 12:3 (read whole chapter)

  11. A righteous person cares for the life of his animal, but even the most compassionate acts of the wicked are cruel.

    Prov. 12:10 (read whole chapter)

  12. The righteous person is cautious in his friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

    Prov. 12:26 (read whole chapter)

  13. The righteous person hates anything false, but the wicked person acts in shameful disgrace.

    Prov. 13:5 (read whole chapter)

  14. Calamity pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
    A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
    There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.
    The one who spares his rod hates his child, but the one who loves his child is diligent in disciplining him.
    The righteous has enough food to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked lacks food.

    Prov. 13:21-25 (read whole chapter)

  15. The one who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but the one who is perverted in his ways despises him.

    Prov. 14:2 (read whole chapter)

  16. Fools mock at reparation, but among the upright there is favor.

    Prov. 14:9 (read whole chapter)

  17. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.

    Prov. 14:34 (read whole chapter)

  18. The LORD abhors the sacrifices of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

    Prov. 15:8 (read whole chapter)

  19. The heart of the righteous considers how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
    The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

    Prov. 15:28-29 (read whole chapter)

  20. The highway of the upright is to turn away from evil; the one who guards his way safeguards his life.

    Prov. 16:17 (read whole chapter)

  21. Gray hair is like a crown of glory; it is attained in the path of righteousness.

    Prov. 16:31 (read whole chapter)

  22. The name of the LORD is like a strong tower; the righteous person runs to it and is set safely on high.

    Prov. 18:10 (read whole chapter)

  23. The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless are taken in the place of the upright.

    Prov. 21:18 (read whole chapter)

  24. A wicked person shows boldness with his face, but as for the upright, he discerns his ways.

    Prov. 21:29 (read whole chapter)

  25. The wicked person flees when there is no one pursuing, but the righteous person is as confident as a lion.

    Prov. 28:1 (read whole chapter)

  26. In the transgression of an evil person there is a snare, but a righteous person can sing and rejoice.
    The righteous person cares for the legal rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
    Scornful people inflame a city, but those who are wise turn away wrath.
    If a wise person goes to court with a foolish person, there is no peace whether he is angry or laughs.
    Bloodthirsty people hate someone with integrity; as for the upright, they seek his life.

    Prov. 29:6-10 (read whole chapter)

  27. An unjust person is an abomination to the righteous, and the one who lives an upright life is an abomination to the wicked.

    Prov. 29:27 (read whole chapter)


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