Proverbs 3:4 (KJV 1900) — 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding In the sight of God and man.
The approval of God is our utmost concern. Even the study of the Scriptures must be approached from the balanced position of mercy and truth. God cannot approve a deficiency in either area. The result of a balance in mercy and truth is that both God and man will be favorable toward those who have found that balance.