than a rich man whose ways are perverse.
If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law,
even his prayers are detestable.
A rich man may be wise in his own eyes,
but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
He who conceals his sins does not prosper.
But whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Blessed is the man who always fears the Lord,
but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor
than he who has a flattering tongue.
A greedy man stirs up dissension,
but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.
He who gives to the poor will lack nothing,
but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses."
The wise man & the fool.
The rich man & the poor.
There seems to be a connection here.
It seems the wise man prospers by his actions,
while the fool is destined to be poor
(referring to spiritual & monetary wealth.)
Keep this in mind,
he who trusts in himself is a fool,
but he who walks in the wisdom of God is kept safe.
The choice is yours!