Proverbs 26:1-5 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
“I’ll do what I want, when I want, and how I want.” That seems to be the attitude of most of society today. It’s a feeling that we are somehow free to do as we please.
There are some people who believe that if they go into the tribulation period with a clear understanding about God’s saving grace through His Son, and yet refusing to accept Christ as Saviour, that they will just get saved later. How foolish to think that somehow a person can mock an all Holy God and His invitation of salvation today and get away with it. There is always a price for disobedience. Our verses today say, just as there is, “A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass,” there is also, “a rod for the fool’s back.” There is always a price to pay for un-repented sin.
Salvation is free and available today, but tomorrow may be too late. Some believe they will be saved whenever they want, but this is simply not true. Someone can only be saved when God is calling and doing a work in his or her heart. Does this do away with man’s freewill? NO. Everyone has the freedom to accept or reject Christ, but not the freedom to belittle God’s grace by making a mockery of His desire to save them. People cannot thumb their nose at God’s invitation forever.
Is God still calling the world to be saved? Yes, He is telling them there is another way, and a better way to live. If they will listen and put their trust in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, He will give them His Spirit. This Holy Spirit will then help them understand God’s Word. Otherwise, the truth of Scripture is, as our verse says, “as snow in the summer,” it may not make sense. They may ask, “How can the Holy Spirit make sense of God’s Word to me?” The answer, “He wrote it.” 2 Peter 1:21 says: “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Good News, if you sense God calling you right now, it is not too late to be saved. Ask Jesus into your heart today, Right Now! If you are saved, share the good news while there’s time.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Luke 18 – 20 / Proverbs 26:1-5
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Jer. 7-9 / 1 Tim. 2-3
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