IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU!
Proverbs, Chapter 28 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Good morning, God! I love You! The wicked run when no one is chasing them, but You make the righteous bold as a lion. Princes may use transgressions to gain a land, but a man of understanding and knowledge prolong the state of it.
The poor oppressing the poor is like a rain that leaves no food. Those who forsake Your law praise the wicked. I am to contend with him who keeps the law. Evil men don’t understand judgment, but seeking You brings understanding to all things.
Better is the poor walking in his uprightness than someone perverse in his ways, even a rich man.
A wise son keeps the law, but he that hangs with riotous people shames his father. Usury and unjust gain is wrong, I need to give ear to Your law. Misleading the righteous will lead me unto my own pit. The upright shall have good things. A rich man is wise in his onw conceit. but the poor that has understanding will know Him better (will see through Him).
When righteous men rejoice, there is great glory, but people hide when the wicked rise. Whoever covers up his sin will not prosper. We need to confess and forsake them to have Your mercy. Happy is the one who fears You always because hardening our hearts can cause us to fall into mischief.
Wicked rulers over poor people are like roaring lions and raging bears. A prince that lacks understanding is a huge oppressor, but he that hates coveting makes his days last longer. A violent man guilty of someone’s blood will run to hide. No one is suppose to help him.
Help me to walk uprightly, Lord, so that I will be saved and not fall. Help me to do my part in whatever You ask of me and to trust You with my provisions. I want nothing to do with vanity. Help me to be faithful and abound with blessings. It is not good to have respect for persons, I may be willing to sin for food when hungry. I might compromise. Get rich quick schemes are not wise. They’re not realistic. Rebuking someone after will bring more favour than a flattering tongue.
Whoever robs his parents and thinks he’s innocent brings his own destruction. A proud heart stirreth up strife, but putting our trust in You, LORD, will makes us well nourished. He that gives to the poor won’t lack, but whoever hides his eyes will have many curses. When the wicked rise, men hide, but when the wicked perish, the righteous increase.
The chapter shows clearly how we can deceive ourselves into thinking we are innocent, that we are wise in our own eyes, and that we will have no consequences. We are so wrong! Only You can save us from ourselves. Save me, LORD! Save me! I love You!