Water from the Springs

Daily Devotion – March 20, 2019

Proverbs 3:33

The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

 

God’s condemnation is upon the house where the wicked live, while He will bless the home of the righteous. We need to make a decision based on what we desire – God’s condemnation or God’s blessing..

Daily Devotion – March 19, 2019

Proverbs 3:31-32

Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

 

The oppressor may seem to have instant success but we should not envy their prosperity nor follow their ways. The LORD hates, loathes, and despises the perverse person but He takes the righteous into His intimate confidence.

Daily Devotion – March 16, 2019

Proverbs 3:27-29

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

 

Notice the negatives in this section – withhold not, say not, devise not. We are not to hold back anything that is good, if we have it and others have a need. Do not put off the one who has a need, if we can meet it. We are not to devise something evil against those who dwell in the house next door.

Daily Devotion – March 15, 2019

Proverbs 3:25-26

Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

 

Those who envy the prosperity of the ungodly fail to realize the built-in hazards of that kind of life. The LORD guards those who walk in His ways and He won’t let our foot get caught in a trap, as they follow Him.

Daily Devotion – March 14, 2019

Proverbs 3:21-24

My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

 

We are not to allow sound wisdom and discretion out of our sight. They provide inward vitality, “life unto our soul”, and outward beauty, “grace to thy neck”. They enable us to walk safely in our way and keep us safe along our journey.

Daily Devotion – March 13, 2019

 

Proverbs 3:19-20

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

 

Solomon described the wisdom of God in creation. He wrote that God founded the earth, by understanding, He established all that is in the heavens, and by knowledge, He causes the rain.