Proverbs 29 10-29-20

We need to get our heads on straight. We must seek righteousness if we would have any hope of God blessing us.

2 When the righteous [those seeking after God and His righteousness] thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked [those who seek to serve themselves] rule, the people groan.
16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall. God will ultimately have His way.
18 Where there is no revelation [discipline, correction from the LORD], people cast off restraint [of moral codes]; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

To think that our vote is not a moral one is ludicrous. The party that wins the election will spend the next four years putting into place their own idea of morality. If the wicked take power, then God’s judgment will come upon us by Him stepping back and allowing the natural consequences of our sinful decisions to take effect. Thankfully, He uses even those consequences to call us back to Him. He even tells us ahead of time what will take place!

For instance, those who do not seek the LORD but follow the designs of their own hearts (cast off restraint), will garner everything they can to lead back to themselves. Whether it’s money, power, pleasure, or any other false god, they will point everything back to them. These actions will surely make the people groan!

Sheep are easily led. If a stubborn sheep gets up and walks away from the flock, other sheep will follow just because (they don’t need a reason). They are naturally inclined toward evil (to rebel and do their own thing).

We are sheep.

Unless we are under the Good Shepherd’s care, we are unprotected from wolves (and other stubborn sheep). Let us pray that God would give us the right leader(s) who will follow the conviction of the Spirit and lead us into righteousness.

From John 10:
14 “I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”
27 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

Abba, spending time with You means acknowledging Your presence in our lives and focusing on You. Our best opportunity is when we read Your Word. May You move us beyond our “don’t-want-to” attitude (that we ALL have) and motivate us to read and listen. Speak to us, O LORD. We need to hear from You. Amen.

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