Leaf of my zelkova bonsai (Japanese Elm).
Proverbs 11 goes into great detail distinguishing between what it refers to as “the righteous,” “the just” or “the merciful” and “the wicked,” “the fool” or “the cruel.”
There are many benefits to doing one’s best to manifest righteousness:
not feigned righteousness
but righteousness for the purpose of pleasing God. Continue reading