Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. – Proverbs 12:20
A series of proverbs with this same theme:
Proverbs 12:13-25 (excluding 21 & 24)
Joy can be a fleeting thing if you simply seek after it. The better way to receive it is to seek it for others. The proverb speaks of promoters of peace, as if that is a role to take on. We are to seek the good for others and the outcome is that we can be blessed by that too. The alternative lifestyle, to seek for others’ downfall promises only problems for us too. Deceit is a double-edged sword and can affect the perpetrator.
Thanks for reading! Pete.
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Note: All scripture is taken from Bible.com and is the New International Version. I am using a commentary by John A. Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words. Plus he has a real way with words!