Proverbs 19:9-12 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
What might cause a person who sees something that is good, finds something very precious, and has something extremely valuable, turn and walk away from it? Then after they have walked away, they begin to complain because they do not have it anymore.
Right about now you are probably saying, “What are you talking about?” Well let me explain. Previously in Prov.19:8 it says, “He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul.” This means if someone is to truly love their own soul, not their flesh and bone, but whom they are inside; it would be because they’ve found something that is good, very precious, and extremely valuable to help guide and keep them in life. What might that be? It’s WISDOM!
Yet thousands of people every year sit under the preaching of God’s word, hear about a Saviour who loves them, who can and will help them, and then get up and leave the service the same way they came in. Then when they get outside, after they have turned a deaf ear to what is good, very precious, and extremely valuable, they have the nerve to ask, “Why won’t God help me?” WAKE UP! He just tried to! Today’s verses say, “Delight is not seemly for a fool.” Which simply means a foolish person will not find the Lord’s truths enjoyable. How sad not to enjoy the wisdom of the one who can help you most.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
If you do not know Jesus as Saviour, or you know Him, but have strayed away, might I ask you to call on Him in prayer? Ask God to forgive you and then, enter into His loving care. God is a loving God, but He is also a just God, and cannot be near sin. Forsake the sin of this world and come to Jesus.
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Isaiah 55 – 60 / Proverbs 19:9-12
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Psa. 18-21 / Acts 28:17-31
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