Proverbs 14:33-35 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known. Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
All too often today we see glamour queens, and so-called movie stars do shocking things that make it into the news. In fact, the more shocking their antics, the more publicity they get. A while back these actions were called by what they really were, publicity stunts. These things are done just for the sake of getting public attention. Anymore these same things are now called “news.” Some say, “Even bad news, is good publicity.”
Well that might work in the world’s eyes, but not in the eyes of our Lord. Our verses today say, “Righteousness exalts a nation.” Simply stated this means that if a group of people will do the right things, for the majority of the time, those things will cast a favorable image on those people. Does it make good press? Well no, but then again, does it have to?
Our lives here on earth are not intended for the purpose of making the headlines, or drawing the attention of the world. The purpose of a believer’s life is to glorify God. I guess the saying “No news is good news,” would fit very well here.
Eventually sin will always come around to cause problems in people’s lives. People ask is drinking a sin? Well, just look at all the commercials promising to help people deal with Alcoholism. Is gambling a sin? Again, look at the advertising you’ve seen to help people deal with gambling addictions. As our verses today say, “Sin is a reproach to any people.”
You never see a commercial to help people quit living for the Lord, or giving of their time and talents to help others. Living for Jesus brings true joy, and satisfaction in life.
Living for Jesus is not hard if we are living in Jesus. It’s when we try to live for ourselves that we have problems. Let’s live for Him, and in Him today, shall we?
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Job 26 – 30 / Proverbs 14:33-35
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1 Chron. 10-11 / John 18:19-40
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