3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
I've caught myself many times lately telling Timothy, "I'm glad you're apologizing, but what I want is for you to obey the first time!"
4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!
Webster's definition of haughty is blatantly & disdainfully prideful. When I think of "wicked", I think of witches and dark things you see on Halloween. Pride isn't the first thing that pops into my head!
5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
Oh, that's an interesting contrast. Diligence vs haste.
21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity,c]"> and honor.
Matthew 6:33, right? But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
I guess the flip coin of that is whoever does NOT guard his mouth or tongue DOES NOT keep himself from calamity.
29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways.
Isn't this ironic? We think that if we can be really bold and confident in our sinning that it justifies it. And again, I love that an upright man actually considers what he is doing.
30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.