Proverbs Challenge (Day 17)

Welcome to Day 17 of the Proverbs Challenge! Today, is all about Chapter 17, so let me share the verse that spoke to me

“Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.”

Proverbs 17:5

My Thoughts: From as young as I can remember, I didn’t like to see people or animals, being ridiculed by others. Yet, I always felt ”helpless” because I just kept getting told to stop trying to help every ”waif and stray.”

Nowadays, there is still a wave of righteous anger regarding equality/equity. Two different things, but the desire is the same – for every human being to have a roof over their head, food in their belly, be provided with medical care, and an education

Yet, a lot of the human race doesn’t see the social disconnect as an issue, and they certainly reject God as Sovereign. This shows that there is still so much to learn from God’s teachings

Honestly, there are too many Bible verses I could write that talks about how the poor, the widows, and orphans should be looked after (throughout the whole Bible) but one that kind of depicts from them all is:

“True spirituality that is pure in the eyes of our Father God is to make a difference in the lives of the orphans, and widows in their troubles, and to refuse to be corrupted by the world’s values.”

James 1:27

My Reflection: Few acts are as cruel as making fun of those less fortunate in the world. Yet, many do it, to possibly make them feel good that they are more successful than others, or I’d hope that it was simply pure ignorance to the world around them. Yet, mocking the poor is actually mocking the God who created them

We aren’t to judge anyone. How can we? The Bible states before we mock another with a speck in their eye, take the log out of yours (Luke 6:42) – we are no better than each other, no matter what our outward appearance because compared to God, we all fall short of His Glory

Therefore, the next time we catch ourselves putting others down. We need to stop and think about Who created them

How did Chapter 17 speak to you?

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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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