Wednesday, 6 May 2020
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.”
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.
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）。