Proverbs 19 9-19-18

We show our arrogance when we try to walk through a day without the Spirit’s guidance in the Bible.

[2] It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.

I feel that this verse describes a lot of church people on Sunday mornings. It’s been a week since they last heard the Word–and they didn’t even read it for themselves! Can a person really be born again and be content with staying a baby in Christ?! Can we, once we have met the LORD of the universe, be content to stay acquaintances when He is inviting us to walk with Him and to know Him personally? It makes me wonder if their hearts are really with the Lord:

Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The phrase, “I’m too busy to spend time in God’s Word,” reveals an arrogant heart. That person is holding God and His Word in contempt and has become a mocker:

Proverbs 19:25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.

It’s only a matter of time before the enemy catches that person in a snare.

[27] Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 22:5 In the paths of the wicked [those who are willfully disobedient] lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them.

Proverbs 19:29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

God corrects His children. Pray that He would correct us today through His Word and the Church.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, [17] so that the person of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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