Proverbs 16:25-28 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
“I’m mad at the world and don’t care who knows it!” Have you ever felt that way? I’m sure you have. We all have. Are you always that way? Could you even imagine living your life always being mad? Always looking for something wrong or trying to find a way to get something over on someone else. Well believe it or not, there are many people just like that. The problem is, the Bible seems to refer to those consistently mad and angry people as the lost, or unsaved people of this world.
Our verses today say the UNGODLY person “diggeth up evil.” The FROWARD, or crooked person “soweth strife.” A WHISPERER, or gossiper “separates chief friends.” It appears to be it’s the unsaved that live this way. They live life always mad at the world and everything around them, trying to pick a fight with everyone.
Truth be known, we all know some of those angry people. Question is, do these same people call themselves Christians, the children of God?
In Galatians 5:22 & 23, it says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” The difference in the heart of a Believer is that we are to have died to self and selfishness and are now to live in and for Christ. It’s harder to get hurt if you are dead. It’s no longer about what I want, it becomes all about what God wants.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
If you are angry today, take it to the cross of Calvary and leave it there. Talk with your Pastor, Youth leader, or a Christian Friend. Ask them to pray with you to stop being angry and hurt. Examine your life. Ask yourself, “Does Christ really reside in me?” If not, ask Him to save you. He promised He would. Give yourself to Jesus completely and He will come in and give you peace.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Psalms 114 – 118 / Proverbs 16:25-28
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ezra 8-10 / Acts 12
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