Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Proverbs 22 "Frustrating Their Words"
"The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but He frustrates the words of the unfaithful." Proverbs 22:12
The Lord is very involved in the present world and its happenings. Many wicked and evil things are taught and take place. Still other wicked plans are made, but the Lord intervenes and frustrates those plans. While He is more than capable of preventing the wicked from achieving any evil goal or desire, He still has ultimate control. He allows and disallows as He pleases. All things are for Him, by Him, and through Him. Whatever is His will.
We need to be careful as to what we think is from God or what is not. We read in 1 John 4:1-10, that because of the many false witnesses in the world we must test the spirits. Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus has come in the flesh, is from God. If not, the spirit is not from God.
"Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother." 1 John 3:10
God protects faithful witnesses making their words and ways prosper to preserve His great plan. The unfaithful and false teachers He frustrates by making knowledge, the wisdom of Himself and good and evil, prevail over all their evil ways and plans. This is what He does to the false teachers and the unfaithful,
"since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done....they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless." Romans 1:28-32
Another great example of how our God is ever watching and all powerful.
"Many are the plans of a man's heart,
but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21