Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 14
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 14:1-35
14:2He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah;
But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
14:4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean;
But much increase is by the strength of the ox.
14:5A faithful witness will not lie;
But a false witness uttereth lies.
14:9A trespass-offering mocketh fools;
But among the upright there is good will.
14:11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown;
But the tent of the upright shall flourish.
14:13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful;
And the end of mirth is heaviness.
14:17He that is soon angry will deal foolishly;
And a man of wicked devices is hated.
14:18The simple inherit folly;
But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
14:23In all labor there is profit;
But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
14:24The crown of the wise is their riches;
But the folly of fools is only folly.
14:25A true witness delivereth souls;
But he that uttereth lies causeth deceit.
14:32The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing;
But the righteous hath a refuge in his death.
August 24, 1947: Prov. 14:5
Truth is eternal, falsehood ephemeral; and it rests with us to identify ourselves with what is eternal. By aligning ourselves on the side of Truth we already know eternal life in part.
The principle of honesty, like all principles, admits of no lapse in observance. It is a segment of the Absolute and, like Truth, may become known to us by our keeping it faithfully.
June 5, 1921: Prov. 14:34
In bringing forth righteousness, what is the first step to be taken by a nation? The first step is obedience to the laws of God, or “higher powers.”
September 21, 1947: Prov. 14:34
What promotes the righteousness that exalts a nation or an individual? The habit of thinking constructively and doing right as a matter of principle, as well as trying always to perceive what is right, in order to follow it unswervingly. This will exalt individuals and nations equally.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013