Proverbs 25:25-28 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring. It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory. He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
People do not like people whom they cannot trust. As my dad use to say, “Be a man of your word, if you make a promise, keep it.” You just cannot trust a person who is not faithful to his or her own word.
I am sure you have found this to be true even in your own life. When things are going great and there are no problems around, everyone seems about the same. You can listen to advice from everyone and weigh out what you will or will not use. However, let storm clouds rise and trouble come your way. Whom do you look to during these times? From whom do you want to get your advice? Is it the person who is always seeking praise? How about the folks who are always telling those whopper tales? Will you trust the one that says they will be there and then never shows up and does not seem to care? How about the person who lies continually, is that who you turn to? NO. Why not? Because you have learned by experience, you can never trust these people with anything.
That is why our verses today say a righteous man would not fall down before the wicked for advice. Their words of wisdom are likely to be self-serving or an outright lie. When the pressures of life’s trials are hovering over you, you do not have the luxury of sorting out the good from the bad. You know you need sound wisdom from a trusted saint.
Remember, people look at Christians through the lens of believability. If we are a child of God, they look at us as a representative of our God. The bible calls us Ambassadors for Him. We symbolize a God who cannot lie and who is always faithful. What we do or say represents in the worlds mind, who Christ is. We must be found faithful for Him
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Make your words, your attitude, and your life count for Jesus. Be faithful to Him and to your word. The testimony you help or harm may not only be your own, but also that of Christ’s.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Luke 15 – 17 / Proverbs 25:25-28
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Jer. 4-6 / 1 Tim. 1
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