The book of Proverbs has scriptures of effect and results as promises. In 10:27 says that the years of the wicked are cut short, while the righteous live long and prosperous lives. The righteous have abundant food (10:3) but the wicked will go hungry (13:25) . While statements are generally true, there are exceptions to indicate that sometimes the righteous suffer and the wicked prosper. Normally the righteous and wicked receive their due on earth (11:31) but at other times reward and punishment lie beyond the grave. These scriptures really made me think about living a Godly life and be righteous before the Lord.