Proverbs 28

Verse 4 - "Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them."
The Supreme Court just forsook the law to praise the wicked.

Verse 7 - "The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father."
Though gluttony is seldom a crime, it's paralleled with keeping the law.  We aren't just talking about criminal and legal law, but moral law.
Having understanding isn't talking about knowing a lot of Bible facts or worldview theology - it means knowing when to restrain yourself.
Your lack of restraint brings shame on those associated with you.

Verse 26 - "Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered."
Notice that wisdom is outside of your mind.  You can either trust your own smarts or walk in wisdom.  In our pride we convince ourselves that they are the same.  But if wisdom comes from a multitude of counselors, we will learn wisdom from outside our skull more often than from inside it.

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