June 10 – Blessings Are on the Head of the Righteous

Solomon does not waste time by making the distinctions between the righteous and the wicked sound poetic; rather he tells it like it is: “Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot…  A city is built up by the blessing of the upright, but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked…People will curse anyone who hoards grain, but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.”  “But” is a little word that reveals a big difference. The contrasts between the righteous and the wicked also include the consequences that follow. God has given us free will to choose to be wicked; why would we want to when being blessed is so much better?

Proverbs 10:6-7; Proverbs 11:11, 26 HCSB