Proverbs 25

Proverbs 25

“Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness. Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.
If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭25:4-7, 13, 16, 21-22, 25, 28‬
More and more we are being pushed by all kinds of propaganda to divide over social issues, race issues, political ideology and almost any other condition that the Devil can throw into the mix to keep us from understanding God’s love for His lost children. Our pride raises us to sit in judgement over others that is clearly the position that is God’s alone. As students of His character we are to learn to follow His steps and help to show others to break the bonds of sin through our new found reliance on Him. This has nothing to do with our own power but through submission of our will to His perfect Law of Love. Jesus addressed this issue of pride when He said “Resist not him that is evil,”. This was a hard saying for the Jews, and they murmured against it among themselves. But Jesus now made a still stronger declaration:”Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven”. This is the true spirit of the Law which the religious teachers of his time had misinterpreted into cold rigid codes of exact outward practice and tiresome traditions. The believed themselves better than others entitled by birth, religious affiliation and knowledge of scripture never having kept the True Spirit of Gods law or allowing it to change them. Jesus pointed to the spirit of forgiving love as that gave evidence that they were motivated by an understanding thankfulness that God first forgave them. He taught that God cares for every lost soul; that “like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.” Psalm 103:13. Even in our sinful character hateful, and hating one another,” our heavenly Father had mercy on us. “After that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.” Titus 3:3-5. It is this mercy and love for fallen man that should be our rallying war cry to save as many as will take of the living water. He teaches us to be kind to the unthankful and to do good hoping for nothing in return. These are the characteristics of those that understand the sin they have been saved from and the focus of love we must use to win others for Him. Have an awesome day!

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