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.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Calamity or Revival

(Pro 24:22 KJV)  For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

To whom does the “their” refer in this verse?  If you look back to verse 19 you see “evil doers” or “evil men”.  There is no “men” or “doers” in the Hebrew.  A better way to express it would be “the evil”.  That is what the Hebrew word means.  

We need to first remind ourselves that there are evil people.  Most will accept that general statement but refuse to admit how widespread the evil is.  Anyone who supports or allows activity and values that are contrary to God should be understood to be evil.  It doesn’t matter if they shower everyday, dress well, speak gently and live in the right neighborhoods.  If they are advancing the agenda of Satan then they are on his team.  The hard part of this is that when we are honest and listening we realize that our children and friends often are the ones being referred to here.

The promise is that they will go down in flames.  It is implied that they will also go down to flames.  Sometimes we will see it.  Other times it will be secret, but the flames will come.

So?  I think of cartoon characters who are giving a tongue lashing and walk into a wall.  What is going to happen will not be funny and will be more serious.  We need to keep praying for revival and living as righteous witnesses in hopes that some of these lost people will be saved instead of destroyed. 

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