Proverbs 16 Bible Commentary - Highway of the Upright
Summary of Proverbs 16. Commit thy works to the Lord. The Lord has made all things for himself. Everyone that is proud of heart is an abomination to the Lord. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged. A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. A just weight and balance are of the Lord's. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. Pride goes before destruction. There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but in the end it ends in death. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Proverbs 16.
Proverbs 16 Scriptures
1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
Man Plans, God Directs
10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
Proverbs 16 Biblical Advice and Commentary
Pro 16:9: Following Your Heart is Not Enough to Find Your Passion. Your heart is not always your best source for finding your passion. Many times your heart can lead you astray. Passion is a good feeling. It is where you find purpose, energy, and life. Our heart does not always lead us to good things. There are things we crave such as alcohol, drugs, sex outside of marriage, and so on that can lead us to bad things such as addiction and self-destruction. Proverbs 16:9 advises that our heart will lead us astray while God will direct our steps ...
Pro 16:11: Rightly Measure the Value You Add. The idea of “Value” is a very important concept in the Bible. There are many examples in the Bible where it tells us how to add value in relationships and business transactions. One example is the concept of providing fair market value at a fair price. Proverbs 16:11 says, “A just weight and balance are the Lord's ...”. Proverbs 16:11 advises us on the importance of rightly measuring the value we provide ...
The Lord Demands Fairness in Our Business Dealings
Pro 16:12: The Best Type of Government is Led by Someone Righteous. The best type of government is not so much what type of Government, but how Godly is the person or persons that are leading the government. Proverbs 16:12 advises Kings to not commit wickedness as all authority is established in righteousness.
Better Is It To Get Wisdom
Pro 16:32: Stop Anger At Its Source By Controlling Your Spirit All of us have trouble controlling our anger at one time or another. The way to stop anger is to control it within and not just suppress it from displaying outwardly to others. Proverbs 16:32 advises us of the advantages of being slow to anger and to control our spirit.