Proverbs 23 & 24: The Redeemer
Verse of the Day: (23:11) For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
1. The Ruler (23:1-9)
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: (23:1)
Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. This is Jesus’ warning, as we live in this world of lies and deceits. (Matthew 10:16) King Solomon of Israel, inspired by the Holy Spirit, warned Israel and Christians today, to be wise when we are with our rulers, as we really do not know what are in their hearts and minds. Let us therefore pray for our leaders our country, organisations, church and even family, that they truly believe in the Redeemer Jesus Christ, and seek for the good of their people and loved ones. While the world may seek fame and fortune which like the eagles that will fly away and vanish in thin air, let us as God’s people seek after His righteousness, submitting to authority, owing no man anything, and obeying His commandments now and forever. (Romans 13)
2. The Redeemer (23:10-35)
Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. (23:12)
God through Solomon, prophesied the coming of the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, who shall live, minister and eventually die for the sins of the whole world that whoever believes in Him shall never perish in hell, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven. Let us thank our mighty King Jesus who redeemed us by His precious blood so that we are made as God’s kings and priests, and one day, we shall worship, serve as well as rule with Him in His glorious heaven. Indeed, let us apply our hearts to God and His Word, fear and obey His commandments, honouring our parents, loving and disciplining our children, and fleeing from immorality and drunkenness. (Revelation 5)
3. The Righteous (24:1-34)
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: (24:15)
God through Solomon reminds us not to envy the wicked, although they seem to enjoy their lives on earth, but one day, they shall suffer in the devil’s burning hell forever if they refuse to believe in God and repent of their sins. Though we are suffering almost like hell on earth for God and His ministry, let us rejoice always knowing that one day, we shall enjoy His pearly heaven with Him forever. Indeed, the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, His ears are opened to their prayers, and His face is against the wicked. Though we may fall many times, let us keep rising up, knowing that our God is with us now and forever. Let us therefore be righteous, diligent and zealous in everything we do, especially in God’s ministry, and truly love and pray for our enemies, that one day, they shall believe in and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Redeemer and Ruler. (1 Peter 3)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for redeeming my soul from fiery hell to Your great heaven.