Proverbs 16:7

7 When a man's ways please the Lord, He[a] makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:7 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 16:7

When a man's ways please the Lord
As they do when a man walks according to the rule of his word; when he walks as he has Christ for an example; when he walks after the Spirit, and not after the flesh; when he walks by faith, and does all he does in faith; without which it is impossible to please God, ( Hebrews 11:6 ) ; and when all his ways and actions are directed to the glory of God; he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him;
as Abimelech with Isaac, Esau with Jacob; and the enemies of the church and people of God with then, in the latter day, ( Revelation 3:9 ) .

Proverbs 16:7 In-Context

5 Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.
6 Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.
7 When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 Better a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.
9 A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.

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