Proverbs 25 & 26: The Glory Of God
Verse of the Day: (25:2) It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
1. The Glory of God (25:1-10)
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness. (25:5)
God’s glory is for men to diligently seek and search Him and His Word, so that we shall know Him, and make Him known to the world, that Jesus, His only begotten Son, truly saves. Indeed, God’s blessings are only upon His kings and people who believe in Him, and who live righteously and humbly before Him, while His judgment and punishment are upon those who are wicked and proud. Let us trust and serve our God to the praise of His glory, as He seals us with His Holy Spirit of promise now and forever. (Ephesians 1)
2. The Gold Of God (25:11-28)
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. (25:11)
God’s Word is like apples of gold in pictures of silver encouraging and edifying men to believe and trust in Him, so that we be loving and caring for others, for His glory and praise. Let us flee from covetousness, and be contented with God and His Word. Let us be humble, considerate, truthful and faithful to God, and love our enemies as ourselves. Indeed, let us be vigilant and careful with our words and lives, that the trial of our faith in Jesus Christ, which is much more precious than pure gold that shall perish, tried with the furnace of fire, shall be found to His praise, honour and glory at His appearing. (1 Peter 1)
3. The Greatness Of God (26:1-28)
The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. (26:10)
Be not deceived, the great God is not mocked, as we shall reap what you sow, and let us keep on loving, trusting and serving Him to the end. (Galatians 6) Though it seems like snow in summer, rain in harvest, and a fool gets his honour, yet one day, God shall make all things good and beautiful in His perfect time. Let us never envy sinners, and fret over injustice, as one day, God shall judge and punish the wicked, and justice shall prevail forever. Let us be wise in handling the fools and wicked, and only speak and reason with them if God permits, otherwise, leave them alone, and pray for their salvation and repentance. Let us believe that God is able to convert and transform our lives and hearts from evil and wickedness to that of holiness and righteousness for His glory and praise. Indeed, let us live soberly, righteously and godly, looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, knowing that our labour is never in vain, as He shall bless and reward us in His heavenly kingdom. (Titus 2)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to truly live and serve You for Your glory and praise.