Saturday, January 18, 2014
Proverbs 19 "Rage Against the Lord"
"A man's folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord." Proverbs 19:3
Isn't it interesting and a little disturbing how humans from the beginning of time, play the blame game? We need to feel good about ourselves so we like to find someone to blame when things go wrong.
According to the above verse, the foolish choices we make ruin our own lives. Then when we experience the consequences of our foolish choices we get mad at God. We blame him for our misery. We rant and rave against Him, wondering how He could do this to us. How He could allow the misery we brought upon ourselves.
All through Proverbs we can read how foolish choices ruin lives and wise choices bring life. Foolish choices bring poverty, wise choices bring wealth. Foolish choices bring pain, wise choices bring healing.
"The fear of the Lord leads to life:
Then one rests content, untouched by trouble." Proverbs 19:23
When we fear the Lord, which is to hate evil, we make wiser choices and because of those choices we can rest contentedly.We don't have to worry that what we said or did might come back to haunt us.
The other side is this- when we fear the Lord we can rest contentedly knowing He will not let us be destroyed by trouble. Yes, life gets tough and we don't know how we'll make it through the valley, but when we trust in Him to work all things together for our good (Romans 8:28), we have an unmatchable peace and rest, even in the midst of the trial.
In that peace and rest we are shielded from trouble. While we rest in Him, allowing Him to carry us, we will come through the battle strong and victorious, our spirit unscathed by trouble.
Make wise choices. Rest contented. Wait on the Lord.
This brings life. Gives life. Leads to life. Leads to Life.
"Christ, who is your life." Colossians 3:4
"For the Lord is your life." Deuteronomy 30:20
So, no more raging against the Lord. I mean, who do we think we are? Turn to Him! He will not let you be destroyed.