Balances in Proverbs 12:1

Proverbs 11:1 introduces a section of Proverbs that contrast righteousness and wickedness.  It says that they are a "just weight" in a "balance".  The perfect balance is Jesus own faith as a man by which he pleased his Father (Hebrews 11:6) by which he balances all the wickedness of the world.  1 Corinthians 15:22 tells us "for as in Adam all die,even so in Christ shall all be made alive."  That is a perfect balance.

To illustrate how Proverbs contrasts and balances wickedness and righteousness let's look at Proverbs 12:1.

Proverbs 12:1 "Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish."  Instruction and knowledge are here interpreted in the context of reproof (being corrected when you are wrong). Not being willing to be reproved is explained as hating knowledge (facts). That is hating to be told anything contrary to what your "facts" tell you.  So in our world today people rage against facts as unloving. They refuse to be corrected because "I have my truth and you have yours". This means that there is no truth and no facts except what I feel.

Since Jesus is the ultimate truth (John 14:6), He is rejected by "brutish" people.  This explains why they hate him even though he has done and continues to do good works (through us). See John 15:18-25.