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.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Get Out of Jail Card

(Proverbs 12:13 KJV)  The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

There are many levels of “trouble” (6869a) we will never know because we are righteous.  I think all of us have had times when our lips transgressed.  It might have been deliberate, thus a sin.  It might have been accidental or confused.  We have all been there.  This verse offers us the hope of grace.

In this situation, grace starts with forgiveness when we acknowledge our sin and repent.  It continues beyond that as God works in our lives.  A verse of assurance comes to mind.
(Romans 8:28 KJV)  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Our assurance is not about the difficulty we face today.  The promise is about the final outcome.  It does not say we will never experience problems but that we will “come out” (escape NASB) (3318).

So?  Do you face I crisis today?  I do.  It may be difficult but I have the assurance that the final resolution is in God’s hands.  Trust and obey. 

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