The foolish do not heed the things that speak directly to and reprove their wicked ways. If a righteous man of God speaks about a specific sin, this type of person would rather walk away then to be convicted of their sins. The wise thing to do in this situation is to allow the Lord to counsel you and to let Him brake the chains. However, most people ignore this prompting. Here is what Solomon said, on this matter, 1“a scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.” Please understand, that though the time we live in now is different, the wisdom from God is still relevant today. So many people are willing to learn but not so much if it has to do with a change of lifestyle. Think about this for a minute. Isn’t it interesting that people pay so much money to go to college and then get a good job but they will not put the same effort in with God. This life we live in is temporary but our life in heaven or hell is permanent. To seek your own understanding and not the things of God is preparing oneself for much wrath in judgement. However, those that confide in the Lord will have much to rejoice in when they see their Lord and Savior in judgement. Here is the heart of both types of people, according to Solomon, 1“the heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.” Everyone that is found to be a fool has much to repent of before it is too late.
Those that are truly happy, can often be seen by other people. Many times, these people are asked what has brought them such happiness and for all Christians, we give all the glory to God for the transformation in our lives. The Lord gives us the peace we need to carry on. He ushers in gladness into our hearts, though times can be hard. If somebody says that they are happy without God, then they are fooling themselves. This foolishness will eventually turn into sadness and guilt. Most people will encounter these dark times while in this life but all these types of people will eventually feel God’s wrath in judgement, lest they repent. Solomon taught, 1“a merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” This sorrow can be good, as it leads to brokenness and a humble heart before God. Only the Lord Jesus can take away this heartache. Solomon also taught, 1“all the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.” Yes indeed. All those that are in Christ Jesus will be welcomes in to feast at the Lord’s table. John said, 2“Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.” It will be a great privilege to be there with Jesus and all the saints. It surely is better to receive what I can from God than all the treasures of this earth. For in all these great treasures, there is 1“trouble therewith” but with God there is everlasting life in heaven.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, thank You for coming into my life and bringing wisdom into my soul. Thank You for convicting me of all my sins, that I might find mercy and forgiveness. Thank You for hearing my prayers and showing me grace. For so many years I did not heed the warnings of my sins and I am so grateful to have been given extra time on earth to repent, though I was not so diligent early on in life. I knew that what I was doing was wrong, but I did it anyways. I did not listen to people if it had to do with the lifestyle I was living. I thought I was happy and even if it was wrong, it was my secret to keep. In all this, I was only fooling myself. And when I finally came to grips with my abundant wickedness, I was saddened to the core. Yes, Lord, this sadness and grief pained me and I never thought I could ever be forgiven. Oh how wrong I was. I did not realize that You were so loving. I did not know that You were so compassionate and patient with me. When I humbled myself, in all my brokenness, before You, You came and heard my cries. In my confessions, You did come and changed my life. I was blind but I can now see. You have rescued me from darkness. Thank You for Your love and kindness. I am so grateful to have found You. I give You my life. You have my heart. I trust in You. All my days, I will follow You. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Proverbs 15:12-22 (KJV)
12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16 Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.
2Revelation 19:1-9 (KJV)
1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.