PROVERBS SOME MORE
|Today is Saturday and because of that I have a mens meeting to attend soon. I finished reading in Proverbs and here are a few little truths that I enjoy sharing. These are things that God spoke to my heart about today. Some of them I have known, and some of them God just impressed them upon my heart today. |
1) NO STRENGTH IN NUMBERS FOR THE WICKED- We know that the Bible teaches that with the righteous there is strength with numbers. That is why we are told to go out in twos, worship at least in threes, etc. But the wicked are not so. In Proverbs 16:5 it reads: "Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." That phrase "though hand join in hand", means that if the wicked joined hands with all of the together, it could not stay off the judgment of God. Their numbers don't matter to God!
2) WE PLAN-GOD EXECUTES- In Proverbs 16:9, it says: "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps." We devise, God directs! Now this truth is found throughout the Bible. In verse 33 it reads: "The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD." We cast the lot (dice), but God makes it come up whatever He wills. This is not talking about gambling, but in ancient times they cast lots to see the will of the LORD about a matter. This truth works for everyone. Notice Proverbs 21:1 "the king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will." God even directs Kings and Presidents! We devise, God executes!
3) DECEIVED-Anyone who drinks alcohol is deceived. Proverbs 20:1 clearly says: "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." Whether mildly or strongly alcohol, it is deception to those who drink! Also the bible tells us in Proverbs 23:29-32 "Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder." These are the reasons whoever uses alcoholic beverages is not wise, but has been deceived! Stay away dear friend.
Well, my time has come and gone. Much more to share, but no time to type anything more. May God richly bless!
Pastor Mike Mutchler