Day 10

31 day Challenge

(Proverbs 10)

Fear

It’s hard to imagine that the wicked fear anything.  It seems that if you choose to live incorrectly in this life you are rewarded.  But that reward is only a mirage, things are much different below the surface of the wicked. It is really hypocrisy for them to paint a picture that says everything is alright when it’s not. The hypocrisy of the wicked is greater than religious hypocrisy for under all their fun, excitement, and claims of…

“see its not that bad”

or

“nothings wrong with this”

or

“it’s ok as long as nobody gets hurt”

is a deep seated fear that everything is not ok, and someday they will have to answer for their actions…

for hidden in the deepest part of the soul of the wicked resides a fear of the judgement of God. (Proverbs 10:24a)

Hidden by an elaborate experiment to get rid of their fear, they continue to try things, do things in order to prove to themselves that their fears of judgement are unfounded.  To prove they are getting away with “it”.

The problem they run into over and over again is…

it doesn’t work…

for the fear remains whether they want to admit it or not and rightly so

because one day those fears will become a reality as they stand before God.

That is when…

“Their fears will come upon them” (Proverbs 10:24a), their fears will be a reality.

Desire

Desire is what drives those that follow God.  Desire for things to be different, for sickness to be gone, for troubles to go away, for the world to be a better place to live.

Those that follow God seem to be rewarded with more pain and toil.  The wicked often seem to be doing just fine while those who follow Christ seem to suffer.

But hidden deep inside those that know Christ as their Savior is a desire for Him to come back and make things right.  And they know that day will take place, they know  it is coming around the bend…

and their “desire will one day be granted” (Proverbs 10:24b)

and things will be different

things will be as they should be.

These thoughts about Proverbs encouraged me today… I hope the same for you.

What did you see in the passage today?  What verse stood out to you?

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