(Proverbs 11:8 KJV) The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
Deliverance can take many forms. It is my belief that God shields us from a bag full of tragedy and we are not even aware of it. I notice it sometimes when I hesitate briefly at a green light and some clown comes plowing through, running the red. If I had been quick off the dime I would have been road kill. Guardian angels don’t get enough credit. How many times have I been on an airplane of coughing and come off unscathed? How many times did I have students cough in my face and the germs all died?
Sometimes we are delivered because it never occurs to us to do evil. I have never drifted, or charged, into infidelity. If I think about it I can think of a few times where the offer was there but I didn’t even notice it. If I wanted to really think about it I might find a lot of situations that would have gone completely different if I had been willing to be “wicked” (7563).
So? Think of it as built in Scotchguard or some such chemical. “Trouble” (6869a) beads up instead of soaking in. Praise God.
Monday, March 11, 2019
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