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Guilty, or Not Guilty!
February 12, 2024
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:
Whenever I go into jails to minister, it amazes me how many people claim to be innocent. When talking with them about their cases, they often shift the blame to someone else. They insist they were framed, tricked, not even present, or accuse someone of lying about the whole situation. Rarely do you encounter someone who simply admits, “I did it.” No excuses, no alibis, just a straightforward admission of guilt.
The truth is, almost every single one of them is in jail because they are there for a reason. Even though some may be innocent of the specific crimes they are charged with, they are there due to the company they kept, the places they frequented, the actions they took, and the lifestyle they led. They have found themselves in shameful circumstances. While this isn’t always the case, the majority of inmates are there because of their choices, and those who are genuinely innocent are in the minority.
Why does this happen? Why is it that they end up in trouble with the law, or in most cases, in trouble with life itself? Many times, it’s because they’ve turned their backs on the wisdom of God’s Word. They’ve rejected the knowledge written in its pages, or worse, never read the advice contained in it at all.
People want to be independent and make it on their own, but they can’t. God created us to be dependent. First of all, we are to be dependent on Him, for it is God who provides us with all things. We are also created to be dependent on one another. He created the church for this purpose. The church was formed so that we might exhort and encourage one another. Still, “The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools.” Wow, what a promotion.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
God has so much more for you. His desire is to supply all your needs. Turn to Him and His Word. Let Him come in and bless you above all you could ever imagine. You really don’t want this promotion in life, do you?
Guilty, or Not Guilty?
IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:
Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?
Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?
What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?
GOD TALKING TO ME: FEBRUARY 12, 2024
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
Leviticus 9 – Leviticus 12
Proverbs 3:33 – 35
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director