Wise Saying #27:
“Lie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous; do no violence to his home; for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.” (24:15-16)
In today’s saying, the Wiseman instructs us to not imitate the “wicked” that viciously conspire against the righteous. His prohibition rest on the fact that, the wicked will fall in their day of calamity but the righteous will be saved time and time again. Therefore, Christian brother and sister, is there any reason for you to fret or worry about your circumstances? Though you may fall seven times to the blows of the wicked, if you’re walking uprightly, the blessed Lord will hold your hand and deliver you from all your afflictions and troubles (ref. Psalm 34:19; 37:23-24; 71:20). Remember friends, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). So take heart put your trust in the God of your salvation and He will lift you up in His time. “To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen” (Philippians 4:20).
This week’s theme: The Thirty Sayings of the Wiseman