(Proverbs 29:13 KJV) The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
Today I am reading a lot into this verse because I find myself needing a word of hope and encouragement. Now. So I look to what comes up in Proverbs, trusting the Holy Spirit. It is a discouraging time. On economic issues the health care train crash looms big. I read what is happening to other people in the cost of insurance. It hasn’t hit me yet but I am already hearing estimates for our next contract which range as high as $1,000 a month increase. Discouraging.
The moral atmosphere is being polluted. I was forced to present a lesson on bullying this week. It was sponsored by a group called the Gay Straight Alliance and had a website to start your own GSA club. California’s governor has just signed a bill giving children the right to choose their sexual orientation and expect the world to bow to it.
Today I am reminded that God is still involved from rich to poor. I am reminded that He continues to speak to both ends of all spectrums be they spectrums of wealth or morality. The promise is that He is involved in all of the routine conflicts and challenges that I will face today.
So? I embrace the good news. I am reminded to keep a divine perspective. I am called to serve, not command. If I need it again tomorrow, it will show up again. Trust and obey.