Proverbs 13 & 14: The Wise Witness
Verse of the Day: (14:5) A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
1. The Wise (13:1-25)
A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. (13:1)
It is the prayer and joy of all Christian parents that our children believe in and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord, and one day, they shall be with us and the Lord Jesus Christ in glorious heaven forever. God through King Solomon of Israel commands Israel and Christians that His richest blessings and benefits shall be upon us when we honour and obey our parents, as well as, all His commandments and instructions. Let us therefore walk with wise men who truly love, fear and obey God and His commandments, and honour our God as well as our parents as they especially our wise God and heavenly Father, love us, and desire the best for us now and forever. (Jude 24-25)
2. The Witness (14:1-31)
A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. (14:25)
Our Maker, God, commands His people who believe in Him, not only to be wise, but to be truthful and godly witnesses for Him, fleeing from lies and wickedness, and telling and living in the truth for His glory, honour and praise. Let us watch our words that they be wise, truthful, encouraging and edifying to the souls that all who hear us will come to know our God. Let us be quick to hear, slow to speak and get angry, so that we can truly reflect God’s love, grace and mercy in us. Let us help the poor and the needy, and be great blessings to all. Indeed, let us be God’s truthful witnesses sharing His gospel, that Jesus saves, in our community, city, country, neighbouring countries, and to the uttermost part of the earth, that all shall come to know His saving grace, and His miraculous deliverance of our precious souls from the devil’s hell to His glorious heaven. (Acts 1:1-8)
3. The Wicked (14:32-35)
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death. (14:32)
At the end of the day, God shall judge and punish the wicked and the fools in the devil’s burning hell, because of their sins of unbelief, as they have rejected and rebelled against Him, their Maker and Saviour, and have chosen to follow the Wicked, Satan or the devil. Indeed, God’s desire is for all to come to know Him, and make Him known to the world. However, God creates us in His image with our own decision making process where we will bear the consequences of our choices. Let us therefore be wise and choose to believe in and receive Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour and King, and we shall be His faithful and truthful witnesses, having that blessed hope of the glorious day, when we shall meet Him and all our loved ones who believe in Him, in His pearly heaven. (2 Thessalonians 2)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to be Your wise witness by sharing Your blessed gospel.