Convict The Guilty – Proverbs 24:23-25

Convict The Guilty
Proverbs 24:23-25 (NIV)

23 These also are sayings of the wise:
To show partiality in judging is not good:

24 Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,”
will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.

25 But it will go well with those who convict the guilty,
and rich blessing will come on them.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Justice must be blind.
Convicting the guilty is paramount for insuring justice.

Winebibbers And Sample Bowls – Proverbs 23:29-30

Winebibbers And Sample Bowls
Proverbs 23:29-30 (NIV)

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaints?
Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

30 Those who linger over wine,
who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Alcoholism introduces many chronic issues.

Including:
Woe
Sorrow
Strife
Complaints
Needless Bruises
Bloodshot Eyes

Bribes And Secret Gifts – Proverbs 21:14

Bribes And Secret Gifts
Proverbs 21:14 (NIV)

14 A gift given in secret soothes anger,
and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Bribes and secret gifts mitigate fury.

Barter Or Buy – Proverbs 20:14

Barter Or Buy
Proverbs 20:14 (NIV)

14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer—
then goes off and boasts about the purchase.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Bartering encourages lies and harms relationships.
A price should be set then enforced.
An offer should speak for itself.
But then again, I could be wrong.

Sleep To Death – Proverbs 19:15

Sleep To Death
Proverbs 19:15 (NIV)

15 Laziness brings on deep sleep,
and the shiftless go hungry.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The lazy never awaken and suffer want.