Proverbs 1:3 Pt. 2

to receive instruction in wise dealing,

    in righteousness, justice, and equity;

Proverbs 1:3 ESV

One of the goals of Proverbs is for the reader to receive instruction in a) wise dealing, b) in righteousness, c) in justice, and d) in equity. Here, Solomon indicates the importance of certain values. Below, we will look at righteousness.

Because true wisdom is connected to God, righteousness is an essential consideration. In the context of Proverbs, the writer repeatedly encourages the reader to pursue the path of wisdom, the destination of which is righteousness. For true wisdom is not business acumen or good people skills or seemingly having the right answer to every tough question, it is rightly understanding and responding to God, which is reflected in how we respond to situations and other people.

As one reads Proverbs, it is critical to keep righteousness in mind.

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