Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 12
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 12:1-28
12:1Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge;
But he that hateth reproof is brutish.
12:3A man shall not be established by wickedness;
But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
12:5The thoughts of the righteous are just;
But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
12:9Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant,
Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread.
12:16A fool's vexation is presently known;
But a prudent man concealeth shame.
12:19The lip of truth shall be established for ever;
But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
12:21There shall no mischief happen to the righteous;
But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
August 24, 1947: Prov. 12:17-22
Can righteousness be simulated by deceit? Yes, but the effects of righteousness cannot be reproduced by deceit. Heart and character reproduce faithfully what is impressed upon them by thoughts, words, and actions.
What kind of words give mortal wounds? Words that express the truth as it appears to the natural man, spoken without love. “There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword.”
In what respect is the tongue of the wise health? The wise speak constructive words, avoiding negative attitudes and critical opinions. They speak tactfully, emphasizing kindness and love and putting the best face on all matters. Everyone feels better in their presence, and their influence is unfailingly wholesome.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013