Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sept. 9, Day 253 - Proverbs 24

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I really like verse 5:

The wise are mightier than the strong,
    and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.

As well as these:

19 Don’t fret because of evildoers;
    don’t envy the wicked.
20 For evil people have no future;
    the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.

Sometimes it's so easy to think "why do bad people get away with what they're doing?!?!?!" But they have no future.


  1. 17 Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall;
    don’t be happy when they stumble.
    18 For the Lord will be displeased with you
    and will turn his anger away from them.

    This is like a precursor to Jesus' sermon where he asks us to love our enemy. Vengeance is not sweet.

  2. Proverbs 24
    11 Rescue captives condemned to death, and spare those staggering toward their slaughter.

    12 When you say, “We didn’t know this,” won’t the one who weighs hearts take note of it? Won’t the one who guards your soul know it? Won’t he pay back people for what they do?

    14 The knowledge of wisdom is like that for your soul. If you find it, then there is a future, and your hope will never be cut off.

    15-16 You wicked one, do not lie in ambush at the home of a righteous person. Do not rob his house. A righteous person may fall seven times, but he gets up again. However, in a disaster wicked people fall.

    27 Prepare your work outside, and get things ready for yourself in the field. Afterwards, build your house.

    32 When I observed this, I took it to heart. I saw it and learned my lesson.