Daily Wisdom 309: Proverbs 14:9

Proverbs 14:9 (NKJV) — 9 Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is favor.

Mocking sin. Sin is amusing only to fools; a wise person hates sin. This trait of the spiritually foolish demonstrates that they have a very limited view. They see only the immediate, whereas the spiritually wise have a long-range vision. The wise look beyond the short-term pleasure of sin to the sure and ultimate destruction it brings. Sin is mocked only by those who cannot see past the immediate and momentary pleasure to the destruction and death that is the final flower of sin’s seed. God can extend no favor to those who love what He hates, but He does grant favor to those who love righteousness.

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