The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security
Proverbs 2; I die daily devotional.
14 Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
DELIGHT IN EVIL
Who delight in doing evil?..
As soon as you wakeup in the flesh of your person, the skin of God’s grace; your eyes … open, body … conscious, breath … taken.
Do you feel the choice you have?
Do you hear wisdom speaking?
Allegorically speaking, you’re not out of bed just yet; matter of fact…
*HIT THAT SNOOZE BUTTON!
But without going back to sleep… just focus on your relationship to the Word of God that causes you to live—not by bread alone.
Deu 8:3 — “He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.
Mat 4:4 — But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’”
You have in these moments of reading to think about what you’re going to do now and afterwards.
Right now you’re reading, but while you’ve been reading—have you considered whether what you’re reading is evil in any way?
Can you trust that your author is NOT evil?
Or do you know and understand what evil means?
Let’s assume you do not know me, nor what evil means. How would you discern whether to keep reading or not to? It might just be out of curiosity.
Is curiosity evil?
Since we’ve assumed you do not know me, nor what evil means, and yet are still reading; what do you hope to gain or criticize by reading further?
What evil do you delight in?
PERVERSITY OF EVIL
And who rejoices in the perversity of evil?..
While I do know certain people that might read this, there are those whom I know not , that will read as well.
I can tell you that God…
According to His grace through faith at my hearing of the gospel, the cross of Christ that works salvation to all those who look to Him for healing, is doing it’s work in me. Inspiration provided me through belief in the Word of God, a promise.
Let me tell you about this promise!
Let me tell you about what God said!
Num 21:7 — So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us.” And Moses interceded for the people. 8 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.” 9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.
Jhn 3:12 — …12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. 14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
To deny this promise of eternal life by God through His only Son as fulfilled in Jesus Christ, the Son of Man—is evil.
Because to believe otherwise is to accept the power of your insecurities over the power of this promise.
And to believe otherwise is to be possessed by Satan, the father of lies.
Jhn 8:44 — … “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Proverbs 2 (NASB)—blueletterbible.org
1 My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you, 2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; 3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; 4 If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. 9 Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; 11 Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things; 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil; 15 Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways; 16 To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words; 17 That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God; 18 For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead; 19 None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life. 20 So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it; 22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.
Matthew Henry (P2-V14) Commentary
[3.] They take a pleasure in sin, both in committing it themselves and in seeing others commit it (v. 14): They rejoice in an opportunity to do evil, and in the accomplishment and success of any wicked project. It is sport to fools to do mischief; nor is any sight more grateful to them than to see the frowardness of the wicked, to see those that are hopeful drawn into the ways of sin, and then to see them hardened and confirmed in those ways. They are pleased if they can discern that the devil’s kingdom gets ground (see Rom. 1:32), such a height of impiety have they arrived at.