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Wise proverb: Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy

Wise proverb: Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy Wise proverb: Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy

Prosperity in the Bible is a concept that includes several things, we could say that no one prospers alone. For example, we say that the tyrant does not prosper but rather enriches himself and oppresses; another example, a society cannot prosper when social relationships (favoritism) are valued above efficiency and the ability to work. Prosperity is not a moral concept but an ethical one. Prosperity requires good work, progressiveness, and assertiveness (precision and accuracy) in medium and long-term decisions.
Prosperity is intimately linked to wisdom (love for the virtue), such as in the case of King Solomon, a person endowed with the wisdom of the Highest, who ruled in Israel, in that time the entire nation of Israel prospered together with his King: "The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand of the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy" 1 Kings 4:20. There was never in Israel a state of general welfare as with was with this wise king, who was also an example for all the kings of his time: "Everyone under their own vine and under their own fig tree" 1 Kings 4:25. Prosperity as a social concept, one could say is the opposite of oppression, prosperity like the common good are gifts from God.
The Bible also teaches us with a wise proverb that whoever follows the path of error cannot truly prosper: "Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy" Proverbs 28:13. Sin is at best a road to nowhere, not to say the sure road to ruin: "For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind." Hosea 8:7.
The proverb tells us that whoever abandons the wrong path with the decision never to return to it again, finds mercy, that is, finds help to enter into the life in common, the communion. To prosper is to build bridges with our neighbor, it is to expand our inner well-being to others, prosperity is the result of a life full of mercy (compassion, kindness, gentleness) and communion. No one is saved alone. Prosperity is far from sinners and near to those who make a change of heart to accept mercy and comfort.

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