Proverbs Challenge (Day 15)

Today, we are reading Chapter 15 of the Proverbs Challenge, and we are (basically) at the halfway point! Time certainly flies when you are having fun

I was drawn to verse 3 from Chapter 15, because, honestly, it bought me comfort, knowing God sees me, and yet, there was a time in my life that I would have also scoffed at this verse (when I didn’t know God) for being called evil. So much so, that it would have made me hate Him more! Yet, God gives us grace (thankfully) that unbelievers aren’t judged by what Christians know and understand, and that also brings me to hope for those yet to find Christ

“The Lord is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good.”

Proverbs 15:3

My Thoughts: God is Omnipresent (He is everywhere at all times) and Omniscient (He is, therefore, all-knowing) which will bring comfort to all God’s children, and terror to the unbelievers on judgement day

My prayer is always for the unbelievers I know to have the spiritual ”scales” off their eyes and ears lifted, so that then when they hear the truth, they recognise it, and it finally sets them free

As hard as it may seem, an evil person (in the eyes of the Lord) is anyone who is neither a Jew, or a born-again Christian, but it’s remembering that our moral code is not based on righteousness and therefore, God being Holy, is the only One able to judge others

My heart also breaks for this verse, because of the billions of people who are yet to find God, but also because there are ”Christians” who actually will be turned away because they simply thought saying a prayer was the only thing needed for salvation

Yet, God sees and He knows everything…whether it is from our thoughts or deeds…therefore, are we walking with the Holy Spirit day-by-day being guided in God’s truth? Can I honestly say I try to be led by Jesus’ example to love God, and to love others? (With others being every person in the world, not just friends and family)

The day is coming where our Omnipotent God (He is all-powerful and therefore, controls all things) will destroy all that we know to either bring us to Him, in Heaven or to cast us to where we were never created to be, in Hell

This verse is the sobering reality for humanity, whether we understand it, or not

My Reflection: At times, it may seem like God has let evil run crazily within the world, and we wonder if He even sees what is happening, or if He even cares. But God does see everything, clearly, both in thought and action (verse 15:11)

God is not “indifferent” about the evil in the world either – in other words, He cares and He is moving throughout the world in many different ways, but currently, His work may be unseen or unfelt, but it doesn’t mean He isn’t there. As Christian’s, we walk by faith, not by sight, and we need to encourage others to do the same, gently

What spoke to you within Chapter 15?

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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