18 Jan

People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at God. Proverbs 19:3

When we choose not to follow God’s will for our lives by turning our backs on Him, by blatantly refusing to listen to what His word teaches and His voice whispers to our souls, it makes no sense to blame Him. To be angry at Him for our own foolish decisions.  Yet, as this proverb says, it happens all the time. People make bad decisions and then turn their pain into anger directed at God. To live a life of happiness and joy, we have to seek God’s will and pray for His guidance. We have to follow Him and keep His instructions close to our hearts.

If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will turn your back on knowledge. Proverbs 19:27

The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the  way? Proverbs 20:24

No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord. Proverbs 21:30

O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways. Proverbs 23:26


4 Responses to “Proverbs”

  1. Mike January 18, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    This is the theology of Law. We cannot comprehend the theology of Gospel, so we imagine that God punishes us for our sins. In fact, we punish ourselves when we turn our backs on God’s instructions. But God longs for our repentance, for us to find happiness and joy through obedience. So, he sometimes allows us to live with the results of our sin. Many more times he shelters us and guards us from our own stupidity.

    We must always remember that the law is for our benefit, not God’s. To God, we are pure through the blood of Jesus. Sin only causes pain and only separates us from our ability to see and hear God in our lives. He is always there, always loves us the same, always guards and protects us – nothing can seaparate us from the love of God.

    • lovemeanyway January 18, 2011 at 10:59 am #

      Beautifully said! Thanks and God bless you!



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