Daily Devotion – June 1, 2018

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

 

A hateful spirit refuses to forgive and forget. It desires to continually remember old grudges, hurts, and quarrels. But a heart of love forgives and refuses to remember the faults and failures of others.

Daily Devotion – May 31, 2019

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

 

The memory of an individual that lives a holy life is pleasant, while no one wants to remember the individual who lived a life of corruption. There is a reason that people avoid naming their children Ahab, Judas, Jezebel, and Delilah.

Daily Devotion – May 30, 2019

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

 

Solomon emphasizes the law of the harvest in this proverb. If we sow an upright life, we will receive the blessings of God and the praise of righteous people. If we sow a life of sin, we will reap destruction.

Daily Devotion – May 29, 2019

Proverbs 10:5

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

 

The normal time for harvest for the Jewish people is summer. It would be senseless to go through all of the labor of plowing, planting, and cultivating, only to sleep when the time comes to harvest the crop. The one who does sleep instead of working brings shame to themselves.

Daily Devotion – May 27, 2019

Proverbs 10:3

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

 

As a general rule, God will not allow the righteous to starve and it is equally true that God will take away the treasures of the wicked. Both are for the purpose of teaching dependency upon Him.

Daily Devotion – May 25, 2019

Proverbs 10:2

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

 

Wealth that is obtained by wicked means will not last, as it has a way of disappearing. Righteousness, on the other hand, delivers from death in at least two ways – 1) preserves an individual from the dangers of the sinful life and 2) provides eternal life.