Proverbs 11 & 12: Souls
Verse of the Day: (11:30) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
1. Secrets (11:1-29)
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. (11:13)
What is the test of one’s spirituality? He is able to keep secrets. King Solomon, inspired by the Holy Spirit, commanded the people of Israel, as well as, Christians today, to do what is right before God, and especially to watch our words, and keep secrets. Our words have caused us to lose our credibility and testimony, and even bring shame to our God. Indeed, only God can judge man, including our secrets, because He is our Creator. Let us trust in Jesus, and keep secrets, and share His gospel that He can save all souls from the devil’s hell, and one day, He shall promote our souls to His glorious heaven. (Romans 2)
2. Souls (11:30-31)
Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. (11:31)
God through Solomon commanded His people to win souls for Him that all shall believe in and receive Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, as their personal Saviour and Lord, and they shall have His pearly heaven to gain and the devil’s hell to shun. Though the wicked may seem to enjoy their lives on earth, but this is only as far as they can taste God’s heaven, because when they die, they shall suffer in the devil’s hell forever. Though Christians may seem to suffer and taste a little bit of hell, yet when we die, we shall be with God, and enjoy Him in His heaven forever. Indeed, God shall bless and reward us who are wise, as we win souls for Him, and are even willing to die as His witnesses and for His Word, and our souls shall be saved from the lake of fire, and our names be written on His book of life, and we shall be transported to His glorious heaven. (Revelation 20)
3. Servant (12:1-28)
He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. (12:9)
God reminds His people that there is nothing wrong in being rich, but what He hates most is pride. The world may despise us for being rich with all the servants and houses, for whatever reasons, but God shall bless us when we believe in and obey Him. However, God hates the proud who boast about themselves, and whether we are rich or poor, we must humble ourselves, and believe in Jesus, the Son of God, who humbled Himself by leaving the splendour of heaven to be on earth serving men, and subsequently He died for the sins of the whole world. On the third day, Jesus rose from the grave, conquering death, and whoever believes in Him, shall live with Him forever in heaven. (Mark 10:35-45)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to be Your soul winner for Your glory and praise.