The poor man shows us how to live humbly

“The poor man utters supplications, but the rich man answers roughly” (Proverbs 18:23Proverbs 18:23
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23 The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth roughly.

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NASB). Limited resources mean you need to be a wiser and better person to succeed. No matter how hard you try though, some people are just rude and will not listen. A rich person can be careless with their words or even mean and often get away with it. This shows a difference between the humble and the proud. The poor man shows us how to live humbly–by not making demands and asking politely. The rich man, however, shows the actions of a proud and ruthless person. In the end, he does himself harm (cf. Proverbs 11:17Proverbs 11:17
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17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; But he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

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–Jeremy Sprouse

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