Notes for Chapel Service: https://youtu.be/29qmQalogtI
Vs 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.
The advantages of pride: None
The advantages of humility: A recognition of Who is in control (God)
The ability to learn (You don’t know it all)
You can stand longer (pride comes before a fall)
Vs 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.
The advantage of wealth over death: None
The advantage of righteousness: Eternity
Vs 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
Vs 7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them;
all the promise of their power comes to nothing.
The advantage of loving things and revering people: None
The advantage of loving righteousness: No fear of death
A clear conscience
Vs 13 A gossip betrays a confidence,
but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
The advantage of gossiping: None
The advantage of keeping a secret: Trust
Vs 15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,
but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.
The advantage of co-signing: None
The advantage of not co-signing: Peace and safety
Vs 22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout
is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
The advantage of skin deep beauty: None
The advantage of a woman with integrity: Beauty
Vs 24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
Vs 25 A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Vs 26 People curse the one who hoards grain,
but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.
The advantage of hoarding treasure: None
The advantage of generosity: More
Vs 28 Those who trust in their riches will fall,
but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
Advantage of trusting riches: None
Advantage of living right: Growth