Most Relevant Verses
The LORD saw that human evil was growing more and more throughout the earth, with every inclination of people's thoughts becoming only evil on a continuous basis.
So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?" The LORD was pleased that Solomon had asked for this, so God told him:read more.
"Because you asked for this, and you didn't ask for a long life for yourself, and you didn't ask for the lives of your enemies, but instead you've asked for discernment so you can understand how to govern, look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind, so that there will have been no one like you before you and no one will arise after you like you.
A tranquil mind brings life to one's body, but jealousy causes one's bones to rot. Whoever oppresses the poor defies their Creator, but whoever is kind to the needy honors them. The wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing, but the righteous person has a place of safety in death.read more.
Wisdom is at rest in the mind of the discerning even fools know this.
People do the planning, but the end result is from the LORD. Everything a person does seems pure in his own opinion, but the LORD weighs intentions. Entrust your work to the LORD, and your planning will succeed.read more.
The LORD made everything answerable to him, including the wicked at the time of trouble. The LORD detests those who are proud; truly they will not go unpunished. Iniquity is atoned for by gracious love and truth, and through fear of the LORD people turn from evil. When a person's ways please the LORD, even his enemies will be at peace with him. A little gain with righteousness is better than great income without justice. A person plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
Many plans occupy the mind of a man, but the LORD's purposes will prevail.