Proverbs 19:28-29 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Dogs do what dogs do. They bark, growl, beg for food, and want your attention. Cats do what cats do. They purr, claw at things, and generally walk around like the own everything. Birds fly, fish swim, and monkeys, well they monkey around, swinging in the trees. None of that surprises us.
What would shock us would be to see a dog wrap his tail around a branch and swing to the next limb. Our mouths would drop if we saw a fish walking down the street, or when we went fishing, we caught a live cat. Why would these things surprise us? Well it’s just not supposed to be that way. That’s why.
So why is it so surprising when the lost people in this world act lost? They are simply doing what comes naturally. “The ungodly… scorneth judgment.” They hate being told they are wrong. Why, because their sinful nature is calling them to rebel against God’s will and His way. “The mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.” In other words, they feed off sin.
So, what would ever make a lost person stop sinning against God? Well, if you are reading this and are saved, what made you stop? It was when you realized there is a price to pay for sin. Judgment has been prepared for the scorners. In Romans 6:23 in the New Testament it says, “the wages of sin is death.” So how do you get out of paying that price, or facing that judgment? It’s by understanding the second part of Romans 6:23 which also says; “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” It’s realizing that the price of death has been paid by Christ and the judgment once reserved for you will be removed, if you will accept Him as your Saviour. 1 Peter 2:24 says; “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
If you are a child of God, you might just take a moment today and tell Him thank-you for taking away the judgment that had been prepared for your sin. If you are not born again, you may want to consider this offer of salvation before it’s too late.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Jeremiah 12-16 / Proverbs 19:28-29
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Psa. 48-51 / Rom. 6
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