Proverbs 12:1-8 – CONTRASTS
There are many differences between a righteous man and a wicked man. These contrasts are made very clear in our text.
CONTRASTING WISDOM – Vss. 1, 5
A righteous man loves instruction.
A wicked man hates instruction. Vs. 1
A righteous man thinks right thoughts.
A wicked man thinks deceitful thoughts. Vs. 5
CONTRASTING WORKS – Vs. 3
A wicked man is not established or settled by wickedness.
The righteous are established in their righteousness.
CONTRASTING WORDS – Vs. 6
The wicked attack with their words.
The righteous deliver with their words.
CONTRASTING WORTH – Vss. 2,4,7,8
The righteous have the Lord’s favor.
The wicked face condemnation. Vs. 2
The righteous woman is of value to her husband.
The wicked woman is a blight to her husband. Vs. 4
The wicked are defeated.
The righteous stand. Vs. 7
The wisdom of the righteous is commended.
The wisdom of the wicked is despised. Vs. 8