Daily Devotion – August 12, 2020

Proverbs 22:28

Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

The ancient landmark was a series of stones which indicated the boundaries of a person’s property. Dishonest people, in the middle of the night, would often move the stones to increase the size of their property at their neighbor’s expense. Spiritually, the ancient landmarks, the fundamental doctrines of Christianity, should never be moved or tampered with.

Daily Devotion – August 11, 2020

Proverbs 22:26-27

Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

Striking hands here means to guarantee someone else’s debt. It is foolish to do this, because if the one who guarantees the debt can’t afford to pay it, they may lose everything.

Daily Devotion – August 10, 2020

Proverbs 22:24-25

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

Association with an individual who is angry and hot tempered is a bad decision, as it often makes a person become like the company they keep. This can really be a snare because in a moment of passion, an individual can ruin their life and testimony.

Daily Devotion – August 8, 2020

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

No one should take advantage of the defenseless poor, neither should anyone show injustice to the afflicted at the gate. For God pleads the cause of the poor and He will punish the rich oppressor and the unjust judge.