TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Genesis 35:1–36:43
Matthew 12:1-21
Psalm 15:1-5
Proverbs 3:21-26

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Proverbs 3:25-26 (CSB) “Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

As I mentioned in a previous post, the book of Proverbs is to be understood as a collection of general truths. While there may be exceptions to the truths presented in the thirty-one chapters of Proverbs, it provides for us the way that things generally play out.

So, as we reflect on the truths found in our Verses for Today, we understand that it is generally true that the Lord brings discipline and judgment upon the wicked in this lifetime. There will be things that happen in their life (or in our life) that is a direction judgment from God because of sinful actions.

King David was praying with this in mind when he penned the following when he asked God to bring judgment in his lifetime upon his enemies:

Psalm 35:8 (CSB) “Let ruin come on him unexpectedly, and let the net that he hid ensnare him; let him fall into it—to his ruin.”

David was praying that bad things would happen to those who were trying to kill him. He was praying that God would not wait on administering judgment but would do it very soon … in this life.

For the Christian, we realize that God does often administer justice in this life. But, sometimes, wicked people seem to get away with their actions. It seems as if they skirted justice while those who are chasing after Jesus experience trials.

However, there is coming a day of judgment. There is coming a day when God will administer justice and make all things right.

Hebrews 9:27 (CSB) “And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment—”

If you want to read about the Judgment of Jesus-followers, then read passages like Romans 14:10-12 and 2 Corinthians 5:9-10.

If you want to read about the Judgment of people who were not Jesus-followers, then read passages like Revelation 20:11-15.

Just realize that if injustice is not resolved in this life, there is coming a Day of Judgment when all wrongs will be righted. And realize that if you have fallen on your knees at the foot of the cross, asking for God’s forgiveness and submitting yourself to the authority of King Jesus, you will be saved. So, let God be the Judge and don’t be consumed with injustice.

Proverbs 3:25-26 (CSB) “Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”