Proverbs 28 2-28-19

What is your worldview? By what lens do you see life? God wants us to see from His perspective.

5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.

In order to see from God’s perspective, we need Him inside to guide our hearts and thoughts. He must open our minds to His thoughts and ways. For instance, seeing God’s hand in creation is easy once we accept God as Creator, but people who don’t have the Spirit to guide them can only see what has been fed them by the enemy: evolution (or, evil-ution).

Many of today’s verses can be used as illustrations, but the one I like is verse 1:

1 The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

When I know that God has my back, that His Spirit is directing me and empowering me in my endeavor, I have NO FEAR of the enemy, possible consequences, or even death. The wicked (those who live their lives according to their own wisdom and understanding), have no such confidence.

If we were to study this chapter in-depth, we would learn how to live a godly life:

V1 Trust in the LORD,

V2-5, 12, 16, 28 righteous ruling,

V6, 8, 11, 13, 19-22, 24, 27 financial wisdom and peace,

9-10, 13-14, 18, 26 Trust in the LORD and His ways,

17 murder is never good,

23 true friends tell us what we don’t want to hear, but need to hear.

Seeing from God’s perspective helps us interpret everything we see, read, and experience. Let’s seek his face today and ask Him to show us the way of truth.

4 Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; 5 guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Ps 25:4-5

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