Today's image is very different than what I have been doing (watch it below). Yesterday, January 27th, was the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the prisoners at the Nazi Auschwitz prison camp. Most of the victims were Jewish.
The Proverbs have much to say to us concerning our treatment of the poor/disadvantaged, and concerning our attitude towards the injustices that so often accompany them. It is always a demonstration of "wisdom" to be advocates for those in need.
Proverbs 28 reminds us again of this kind of wisdom. Justice is the result of wisdom, but when foolishness, especially evil foolishness, is left unchecked, the horrors of an Auschwitz are the awful results.
Proverbs 28:3-5; 27 . . .
3 A ruler who oppresses the poor
is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
but those who keep the law resist them.
5 Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing,
but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
Wisdom Project - 28