Civic righteousness is the subject of verses 11-14. The blessing of the upright comes from God’s blessing and teaching through them. The upright’s good influence and desire for justice for all as well as their prosperity are how a city and nation is lifted up out of the dregs.
“Remove the wicked from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.” (Proverbs 25:5; 28:2; 29:4, 14) “In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it; one from the house of David; one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of the righteous” (Isaiah 16:5) His name is Jesus. Those in his kingdom still in this world are the upright.
The members of his kingdom still in this world know when to hold their tongue (12) They keep a secret (13). And they are among the many advisers who make victory sure (14). The mouth of the wicked destroys society. They deceive, are dishonest, and sow discord. They lack judgment and thus deride their neighbor (12). They gossip and lack pure and true guidance (13,14)
So herein lays a foundation for my character development; love, faith, and hope – the greatest of these is love. These are good for me and bring civic righteousness.