Proverbs 2:6-22, Walk in the Way of Good Men




6For the Lord gives wisdom;

From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

7He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;

He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

8Guarding the paths of justice,

And He preserves the way of His godly ones.

9Then you will discern righteousness and justice

And equity and every good course.

10For wisdom will enter your heart

And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

11Discretion will guard you,

Understanding will watch over you,

12To deliver you from the way of evil,

From the man who speaks perverse things;

13From those who leave the paths of uprightness

To walk in the ways of darkness;

14Who delight in doing evil

And rejoice in the perversity of evil;

15Whose paths are crooked,

And who are devious in their ways;

16To deliver you from the strange woman,

From the adulteress who flatters with her words;

17That leaves the companion of her youth

And forgets the covenant of her God;

18For her house sinks down to death

And her tracks lead to the dead;

19None who go to her return again,

Nor do they reach the paths of life.

20So you will walk in the way of good men

And keep to the paths of the righteous.

21For the upright will live in the land

And the blameless will remain in it;

22But the wicked will be cut off from the land

And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.

1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation


Action: Describe what it should look like to “walk in the way of good men”.