Proverbs 22 - Summary

  • v1
    the importance of reputation
    Riches aren't the most important thing, but even riches are from humility and the fear of the Lord.
    a word of warning against borrowing and debt
    Don't rob or take advantage of the poor.
    giving to the poor
    I know we shouldn't rob the poor, but it's interesting that it's also wrong to give to the rich.
    cast out scorners
  • v6,15
    about child training
  • v17-21
    listening to good advice and words of truth
  • v24,25
    Anger is such a serious problem that if someone is characterized by anger, that can be an issue of fellowship.
  • v3
    the importance of prudence
    Prudence is important, but sometimes even dangers that seem real, can just be excuses to be lazy.
    Be diligent in business, and you'll stand in front of kings.
    In the same way, love pureness of heart, and you'll have graceful speech and the king will be your friend.

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