Proverbs 11 “Advantages” – Notes

Notes for Chapel Service:


Proverbs 11

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



God’s blessing


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




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