As bad as the Proverbs of Solomon were in the last chapter, they are even worse this chapter for the simple reason the continue!
“The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.” – Proverbs 11:1
God gets pissed when the scale is off, but on the topic of rape he doesn’t have much to say.
“The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.” – Proverbs 11:8
Wondering why you are never rescued from your troubles? You just weren’t righteous enough.
“A kindhearted woman gains honor…” – Proverbs 11:16
A woman gaining honor in the Bible usually means she is married off by her father to a man who paid for her. The woman has no choice in the matter.
“Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.” – Proverbs 11:19
Everyone dies. Does this verse tell us everyone is evil?
“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.” – Proverbs 11:22
ROFL! Leave it to the Bible to compare a woman to a gold ring in a pig’s snout. LOL!
There are a few other proverbs in this chapter, but you get the point. Most make no sense at all and most others are easily refuted by taking a few moments and looking around. People suffering are not suffering because they are evil. They are suffering because bad things happen. Both good and bad things happen to both good and bad people. It has nothing to do with evil and certainly nothing to do with the god of the Bible.
Coming Soon: Proverbs – Chapter 12: Untitled