Daily Bible Study

@just4him (109654)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 17, 2017 8:12am CST
Day 311 Proverbs 29:4 Proverbs 29:4 The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts overthrows it. 5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. 6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. 7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not to know it. 8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. 9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. 10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. Right and wrong is something we’ve had to contend with our whole lives. Our parents, grandparents, and family members all made certain we knew how to behave in public, and not embarrass them with misbehavior. However, the one thing everyone knew was that there were people who had no regard for right and wrong. They took bribes, looked the other way when evil men were near, and treated the poor with scorn and hate. Wise and foolish live side by side and one always needs to be aware lest they fall into the trap of evildoers. Solomon contrasted the wise and foolish person, showing their personalities, and made it known that foolish people will never prosper, but those who trusted in God, led righteous lives, and took care of the poor would be better looked upon than those who didn’t. You don’t need to look far to find evil. When evil is exposed, people are always surprised it lived next door to them, and sometimes in their home. The apostle Paul told the people how they were to be regarded and how to regard others. Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (KJV) You are to be humble and meek, seeking to serve and not be served. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (KJV) When you put this into practice no one will regard you among the foolish, but will see you as just and righteous. Let’s pray: Father, help me be a wise servant, ready to help others and not condone wickedness. Let my life be a good report before your throne. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 17 July 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Tracy04 (10575)
• Malaysia
18 Jul
Amen! God bless you always!
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@just4him (109654)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul
Thank you, and also you.
• United States
17 Jul
I hope that my work in helping others is good. Amen Valerie.
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@just4him (109654)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul
I'm sure it is.
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
17 Jul
Unfortunately there are many people who can't distinguish between right and wrong and most of the times they end up hurting others. If they would have sincerely prayed to God he would have sure guided them
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@just4him (109654)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul
Yes he would have.
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