Proverbs 3:32

The Upright

 

Read:

“For the perverse person is an abomination to the Lord, but His secret counsel is with the upright.” Proverbs 3:32

 

Reflect:

Abomination, that’s a strong word to call someone in our PC culture. It means to live contrary to the Lord, in both heart and action. This person uses force and it seems to get them what they want. Force has its limitations, it reduces relationships as a means to an end, as well it’s an offense to the Lord. Still, some insist to continue on in viciousness.

 In our society, vulnerability is often viewed as weakness; for if we reveal ourselves to others, they may use it against us, and gain power and control over us. There is a better way, the way of the upright.

Throughout Scriptures it is God’s character to reveal Himself, His ways and His purpose. It is a part of His nature to disclose Himself to the upright, those who love Him. In fact, the book of Proverbs explains that we have the privilege to become true friends of God.

Life is always insecure. One can never know what the day will bring. None of us can make our heart beat. We cannot know the twist and turns each day may hold. Yet, if we concentrate on our friendship with the Lord and continue to stay free of fear and an uncertain future, there will be security that is promised by a faith that is confident that neither death or life shall separate us from the Lord.  

Just as God deeply desired to relate to His friends, God longs for a similar friendship with you and me. He wants to reveal His ways, His thoughts, His heart, and His character to each of us. He longs to disclose Himself to us and relate in meaningful ways.

Consider now what a wonderful blessing it is to have a God who shows His love by revealing Himself to us! Pause and allow your heart to be stirred with gratitude that God longs for you to know Him!

 

Respond:

Write out a special prayer of thanksgiving to God for the wonder that His nature is to disclose Himself to you. Ask Him to “take you into His confidence.” And then be sure to listen.