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Proverbs on Life and Death

Proverbs 8:35-36, "For whoever finds me finds life
and obtains favor from the Lord but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death."


Avoiding the way of death.

Anger. Proverbs 29:8, "Scoffers set a city aflame but the wise turn away wrath."

Sexuality. Proverbs 6:32, "He who commits adultery lacks sense, he who does it destroys himself."

Words. Proverbs 18:21, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue."

Discipline. Proverbs 5:23, "He dies for lack of discipline." Proverbs 15:10, "Whoever hates reproof will die."

Envy. Proverbs 14:30, "A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh but envy or passion makes the bones rot."

Result. Proverbs 11:7, "When the wicked dies, his hope will perish. It will be too late to seek wisdom."

Proverbs 1:28-29, "Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge
and did not choose the fear of the Lord."

Proverbs10:16, "The wage of the righteous leads to life the gain of the wicked to sin." (cf. Romans 6:23, "...for the wages of sin is death.)

Proverbs 16:25, "There is a way that seems right to a man but its end is the way to death."

Proverbs 5:21, "For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord; he ponders all his paths."

Proverbs 28:13, "Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy."



Assess yourself. Proverbs 11:14, "There is wisdom in the counsel of others."

Consider the gospel and repent. Proverbs 20:9, "Who can say, I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin?"


The way of wisdom leads to life.

Proverbs 3:21-22, "My son, do not lose sight of these—keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul, and grace to the neck."

Pursuing wisdom leads to a life of joy that affects both body and soul, life now and forever. Proverbs 4:18, "But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day."

Proverbs 12:28, "In the path of righteousness is life
and in its pathway there is no death."

Proverbs 14:32, "The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing but the righteous finds refuge in his death."

The life of God comes by deepening in the fear of God. Proverbs 19:23, "The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied."


Christ is our wisdom.

Matthew 12:42, "The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here."

1 Corinthians 1:30, "And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God."

Colossians 2:3, "Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."