Notice the contrasts (see the conjunction “but”) in these wise words from King Solomon—
For the Lord detests a perverse man but takes the upright into His confidence.
The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous.
He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
The wise inherit honor, but fools He holds up to shame. (Proverbs 3:32-35)
Solomon is inviting us to compare God’s way with our way.
Looking at this, it’s not too hard to figure out which way is the better way to live!
Charles Bridges commented on these verses, “The value of our inheritance is beyond all price; its happiness unspeakable; its security unchangeable; its duration eternity. The wise shall inherit glory. ‘They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament for ever and ever’ (Daniel 12:3; Matthew 13:43).”
(To download a PDF version of the chart above, click here → God’s way or man’s way)