An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

No Foul, No Harm

(Pro 12:21 KJV)  There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

To understand this verse we need to take a look at the word “evil" (harm NASB) (205).  The most common translation of this in both the NASB and KJV is “iniquity.”  That should give a better insight into what is going on.  This might well be a promise that those who are walking in righteousness do not need to fear the destructive power of sin.  Think of this promise:
(1 John 4:4 KJV)  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
When we walk upright lives the power of God shields us from overwhelming evil, empowers us to resist and overcome and helps us shed sin like water off a duck.  Does it mean that we will never have a flat tire?  No.  It means that God will pick the timing and give us the equipment to change it.  My favorite equipment is the AAA guy.

So?  We do not need to live in fear but notice the qualifier:  Being righteous.  That is the work of the Holy Spirit and God’s grace with a willing heart.  It kind of reverses the sports mantra to “No foul, no harm.”

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