Proverbs 3:4

So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
– Proverbs 3:4

Solomon gives the result of binding mercy and truth about your neck and writing them on your heart or mind. Favor is grace and understanding is discretion, some say success. This verse reinforces that mercy and truth have to do with personal relations. The qualities of wisdom make a man well received in general. The sight of God and man teaches that no one needs to advertise they have wisdom. It will be apparent to others. Solomon elsewhere reminds us that the wise don’t always find lasting favor (Ecclesiastes 9:15).

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