Gleanings from Proverbs 24–Part II

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity.

Do not fret because of evildoers, or be envious of the wicked; for there will be no future for the evil man; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,” peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him. But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.

I passed by the field of the sluggard and by the vineyard of the man lacking sense, and behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.

When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction. “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,” then your poverty will come as a robber and your want like an armed man.