Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Proverbs 6:12-14

12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart—he always stirs up conflict.

Proverbs 12-14 teaches us to be aware of perpetrators that are perverse and disastrous. For when we meet this kind, we need to recognize them quickly, deal with them, or steer clear from them.

Proverbs 6:12 – They are troublemakers and villains in which both hardly bring forth constructive values into a community or toward others. Those that with their deceiving mouth speak with the things that are not from the wisdom of God. They have their own wicked agendas using lies, flattery, slanders, or perjuries to keep themselves in their evil courses. Because of their corrupted ambitions, they have no worth in the eye of God. Theirs’ heart void of God’s truth, goodness, righteousness, and justice.

Proverbs 6:13 – tells us that those troublemakers will use their body language to signal and communicate maliciousness and corruption – Most often one with impure motives, he would communicate or signal with winks of eye, signal of feet, or motion of finger.

In Proverbs 6:14, we are told that frowardness is in the villain’s hearts as they plot evil with deceit. Their hearts are full of perverse thoughts because they nourish their jealousy, greed, bitterness, malice, and their ill will as they plan out their evil plots continually.

The Word of God teaches us to IDENTIFY THEM by the outcome of their deeds which they would always bring CONFLICT and DISTRESS among people — We learn this from the Book of James chapter 3 as well; 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find “disorder” and “every evil practice” (James 3:14-16).

Further in James 3:17-18 — we read, 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then PEACE_LOVING, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 “Peacemakers” who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

On the contrary, the true LOVER of God that walks righteous before HIM, would seek to be a peacemaker even through suffering from adversity. They would persevere without peevish complaints or purposes of revenge, because they are the followers of the PRINCE of PEACE – Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:19-21 — 19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

John 13:34-35 — Jesus commands us, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Pray:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Together we praise you for your grace and love for us. You are the true source of love and peace. We praise you and thank you for filling our hearts with your pure love and peace.

You have made us and call us your children, please help us to commit our walk in your kind love and help us not to live in arrogance continuing to follow the wicked ways but always seek your face and submit to the authority of your Word.

Help us O-Lord to be away from the evil one and all the temptation comes unto us, also help us to commit ourselves to bring peace wherever we go.

Strengthen our hearts, O-Lord, to be bold and courageous as we walk in love and peace in this perverted world. May your love and peace overflow from us inside out to all the people around us.

In the wonderful and precious name of Jesus Christ, we pray.

Amen.

每日灵粮
06/05/20星期三
作者:王振威传道
箴言6:12-14
12无赖的恶徒、行动就用乖僻的口.
13用眼传神、用脚示意、用指点画.
14心中乖僻、常设恶谋、布散分争。

箴言6:12-14教导我们应当提防那些乖戾的恶徒。当我们遇到这些人时,我们需要快速的识别他们,与他们打交道或是避开他们。

箴言6:12-他们都是惹是生非者和恶棍,他们几乎不会给某个社区或是他人带来任何建设性的价值观念。从他们那充满欺诈的嘴里所说出的每句话都不是来自上帝的智慧。他们利用谎言,谄媚,诽谤或假见证来进行自己的邪恶计划。因着他们乖僻的志向,他们在上帝眼中没有任何的价值。他们的内心也没有上帝的真理,良善,公义和正义。

箴言6:13 –告诉我们这些恶徒使用他们的肢体语言来示意和传达他们的恶意和腐败–通常这些居心叵测的人,他会用眼传神、用脚示意、用指点画。

在箴言6:14中,我们被告知,当这些恶徒设计恶谋或行欺诈时,他们的心中充满着刚愎。他们的内心充满乖戾的思想,因为当他们不断地筹划自己的邪恶阴谋时,就孕育他们的嫉妒,贪婪,苦毒,怨恨和邪恶。

上帝的话语教导我们,我们可以透过他们的所作所为来辨认他们,那就是他们经常会给人们带来冲突和困扰。 我们从雅各书第3章也可以看到;14你们心里若怀着苦毒的嫉妒和分争、就不可自夸、也不可说谎话抵挡真道。15这样的智慧、不是从上头来的、乃是属地的、属情欲的、属鬼魔的。 16在何处有嫉妒分争、就在何处有扰乱、和各样的坏事。(雅各书3:14-16)。

此外,在雅各书3:17-18中,我们读到,17惟独从上头来的智慧、先是清洁、后是和平、温良柔顺、满有怜悯、多结善果、没有偏见、没有假冒。18并且使人和平的、是用和平所栽种的义果。

相反的,那些在上帝面前行公义的真正的上帝追随者,就算处在逆境的苦难中,也会想方设法成为一个和平使者。他们会忍耐且绝不抱怨或报仇,因为他们是和平之君—耶稣基督的追随者。

彼得前书2:19-21
19倘若人为叫良心对得住 神、就忍受冤屈的苦楚、这是可喜爱的。
20你们若因犯罪受责打、能忍耐、有甚么可夸的呢.但你们若因行善受苦、能忍耐、这在 神看是可喜爱的。
21你们蒙召原是为此.因基督也为你们受过苦、给你们留下榜样、叫你们跟随他的脚踪行.

约翰福音13:34-35
34我赐给你们一条新命令、乃是叫你们彼此相爱.我怎样爱你们、你们也要怎样相爱。
35你们若有彼此相爱的心、众人因此就认出你们是我的门徒了。

祈祷:
亲爱的天父,
我们要一同赞美你的恩典和你对我们的爱。你是爱与和平的真正根源。我们赞美你,并感谢你用纯洁的爱与和平充满我们的心。

你已经使我们成为我们的孩子,并称我们为你的孩子,请帮助我们以你的慈爱行事,并帮助我们不要追随诡诈,而是始终仰望你的面孔并顺服你的话语。

主啊,帮助我们,使我们远离那恶者,及所有临到我们身上的诱惑,也帮助我们致力于把和平带到我们所去之处。

主啊,坚固我们的心,让我们在这弯曲的世代中,能大胆与勇敢的活出爱与和平。愿你的爱与和平从我们的身上流露出来给我们周围所有的人。

我们以耶稣基督的奇妙而宝贵的名字祷告。
阿们

陈月妃译

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