Written by Robin Coulston

When I read Proverbs 11, “Righteousness” stood out to me. It made me think of 1st Corinthians 1:30 which says:  “And because of Him, you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness…”.  Jesus’ righteousness IS my righteousness! I have none on my own.

Proverbs 11 tells us that righteousness will deliver us from the following: death, wickedness, impurity, hopelessness, trouble, carelessness, scandal, evil, indiscretion and greed. This certainly does not mean that our lives will be easy! To be “delivered” from something, you must first go “through” it.  When I gave birth to my children, they were not “delivered” until I went “through” much pain. 

Proverbs 11 and 1st Corinthians also speak of Wisdom.  “with the humble is Wisdom” (Proverbs) and “Wisdom from God” (1st Corinthians). Wisdom comes from experience with our Savior. Christ’s Righteousness IS Wisdom!