The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tanach:|
Proverbs 27: 24 For riches are not for ever; and doth the crown endure unto all generations?
Proverbs 27: 25 When the hay is mown, and the tender grass showeth itself, and the herbs of the mountains are gathered in;
Proverbs 27: 26 The lambs will be for thy clothing, and the goats the price for a field.
Proverbs 27: 27 And there will be goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household; and maintenance for thy maidens.
Proverbs 28: 1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are secure as a young lion.
Proverbs 28: 2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding and knowledge established order shall long continue.
Proverbs 28: 3 A poor man that oppresseth the weak is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
Proverbs 28: 4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them.
Proverbs 28: 5 Evil men understand not justice; but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
Proverbs 28: 6 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
Proverbs 28: 7 A wise son observeth the teaching; but he that is a companion of gluttonous men shameth his father.