Proverbs 3:33-35 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Whenever I go into jails to minister, it simply amazes me how many innocent people are there. When talking with them about what happened, it’s usually someone else’s fault. They were framed, tricked, not even there at all, or someone is lying about the whole thing. Rarely do you run up on someone who simply says, “I did it.” No excuses, no alibis, I’m just guilty.
The truth is, almost every single one of them are there because they deserve to be there. Even though some might be innocent of the crimes they are being charged with, they are there because of the company they have kept, the places they went, the things they did, and the lifestyle they led. They have been promoted to shame. This is not always true. There are some who are completely innocent. However, in comparison to the majority who are there, that number is few.
Why does this happen? Why is it that they end up in trouble with the law, or in most cases, in trouble with life itself? Many times, it’s because they’ve turned their backs on the wisdom of God’s Word. They’ve rejected the knowledge written in its pages, or worse, never read the advice contained in it at all.
People want to be independent, and make it on their own, but they can’t. God created us to be dependent. First of all, we are to be dependent on Him. For its God who provides us with all things. We are also created to be dependent on one another. He created the church for this purpose. The church was formed so that we might exhort, and encourage one another. Still, “The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.” WOW, what a promotion.
God has so much more for you. His desire is to supply all your needs, if you’ll turn to Him and His Word. Let Him come in and bless you above all you could ever imagine. You really don’t want the promotion of fools in life, do you?
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Leviticus 9 – 12 / Proverbs 3:33-35
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Exodus 39-40 / Matthew 26:1-25
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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