Monday, May 20, 2022
Text: Proverbs 24:15-34
Theme: The Reality we live in
The reality we in is that some people plan evil against righteous men and execute it successfully. We are also faced with the hard truth of rejoicing over the downfall of our enemies even though we know it is wrong.
Another sad reality is the prevailing injustice and false witnesses that has taken over our judicial system. More so, Verses 27, 30-33 is classical on exposing the ills of laziness. Thankfully, they show that God is in no way a supporter of laziness which many people engage in today in the guise of serving God.
Although verse 25 begins with the issue of lying in wait against the righteous, verse 26 quickly counters the effects of evil doers. It says
For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again. Alleluia!
This is a wonderful reality. Gull of blessed Assurance. The righteous are blessed like that. They may fall just like any other man but the good news is that they do not remain where they have fallen. They rise up again and again. Glory to God.
Now its important to note that this rising and falling can be in any area of life; physical, spiritual, emotional, material and otherwise. There is no aspect of life where we cannot rise again after a failure. We only need to keep our eyes on Jesus who died and rose again disdaining the powers of death and Hades.
A word to the sluggard: verse 37 is a serious warning to all men who wish to get married. Prepare your field first before your home. Trust in the lord, work hard to secure a job or start a business before you consider getting married. It is the proceeds of your field that will take care of your home. Many men neglect this important precept and try to put the cart before the horse. It always backfires.
Finally, to the youth verse 30 -34
a little sleep will make poverty come on you like an armed man…
Work hard now you’re in the morning time of your life. Study and make good grades in school for the future. Work hard at your parents business for the future. Stop wasting valuable time on the internet doing rubbish. Get busy. Learn a trade, just do something…any thing commendable, productive and worthwhile but don’t stay idle. If You stay idle now and just lazy about you will cry in the future