“The whole passage is meant to position us in that place of blessing and protection. We need it.” ― Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
Today we conclude chapter two with a contrast between the future of the upright and the wicked.
John Kitchen says, “The primary intent of wisdom, however, is not simply avoiding evil, but seeking the good. The former must happen as an application of wisdom, but it is not the primary purpose. Wisdom is not first of all about refraining from bad things, but about pursuing God’s best things. The orientation of wisdom is not primarily negative, but positive.”
Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 2:20-22.
So follow the way of the good,
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
For the upright will inhabit the land,
and those of integrity will remain in it;
but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
and the treacherous ripped out of it. (CSB)
So follow the steps of the good,
and stay on the paths of the righteous.
For only the godly will live in the land,
and those with integrity will remain in it.
But the wicked will be removed from the land,
and the treacherous will be uprooted. (NLT)
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