Friday May 22, 2020

Read Proverbs 22

My Focus Verse 5
(Devotion by Bro Aaron Abreu)

Consider two thoughts from this verse:
1.  The Suffering Endured by the Disobedient – “Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward”

froward speaks of being perverse and crooked; the word describes someone who is unwilling to yield and is disobedient.  This verse gives insight into two specific consequences suffered by those who are forward – thorns and snares.

Thorns cause pain and it is interesting to note that they are the result of man’s sin in the Garden (Genesis 3:18)

Snares come suddenly and are never beneficial to the one ensnared.

Traps are easily fallen into by those who are wayward and disobedient.

2.  The Safety Enjoyed by the Diligent – “He that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.”  – Here we see a promise that those who are diligent in keeping (guarding, protecting) their soul from being froward will enjoy safety from unnecessary thorns and traps.

Today, let us stay in the way of the faithful and avoid the way of the froward.

Have A GOD Conscious Day!