Daily Bible Study
Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 17, 2017 6:43am CST
Day 281 Proverbs 27:12 Proverbs 27:12 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. Open a newspaper to the opinion page and you can read all kinds of opinions about what the world is coming to, what world leaders should do, what needs to be done to boost the economy, how to stop global warming, even how to take care of terrorists. It isn’t just the opinion page of the newspaper, but every person who has ever voiced an opinion in one form or another can justify what he or she believes needs to be done to change the situation facing the world. Those people are considered wise or prudent. Then there are the people who sit back and just watch everything unfold around them and do nothing. They are simple or foolish in their actions. As king, Solomon saw the world around him. He knew what every country and king was doing at any given time because he had informants. When he saw the evil around him, he hid himself, not from the world so it wouldn’t touch him, but he hid himself in God. He noted that only those who were simple or foolish did not seek God in times of trouble and their foolishness was their undoing. Because they did not seek God, they were punished by those who sought to harm them. Solomon had a great example of trusting God, in his father, David. David faced the world head on, with God taking the lead, while he trusted God to keep him safe. Let the words of this psalm bring you peace as you place your trust and hope in God to keep you safe in times of trouble. Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation. A wise person puts their trust in God, while a foolish person does nothing and comes to ruin. Let’s pray: Father, give me wisdom to trust you when trouble comes my way. Help me lean on you when everything looks bleak and hide me under your wings where no evil can touch me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 17 June 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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When I look back at the last few years, in particular, I know that God has helped me every step of the way. Sometimes I begin to wonder how I got here, to this time and place, and then I realized that God had to have carried me part of the way because I certainly was not able to do everything on my own. I thank Him every day for all that He has done for me, and I always apologize for the times when I've been less than a true child of God. With God in my life, I know I'm never truly alone and that makes such a huge difference.
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@just4him yes, a HUGE difference! I've been doing well with God on my own the last few years, but now there's a woman from church who comes to visit once every couple of weeks and that has made even more of a difference in my life! It's something I've been praying for. I love speaking with people about God as often as I can.