Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 6:12-15. In this Scripture, Solomon warns his son about people who are wicked. He wants them to be aware that there are these kinds of people in the world. He wants them to be on guard against the evil and wicked plans that they devise.
The first thing he warns them about is that naughty, wicked men, walk around with a deceitful mouth. They tell lies at every turn.
Sometimes people who were raised in Christian homes and have never experienced the wicked people of this world think that they can trust everybody. We need to teach our children that not everybody was raised like them and not everybody was taught right from wrong.
Wicked people maliciously wink their eyes, make motions with their feet, and make gestures with their fingers.
In Proverbs 35:19 David says, “Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.”
Wicked people are perverse in their hearts. They constantly devise mischief and cause trouble.
Micah 2:1 tells us, “Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.”
The wicked will eventually get their just rewards. The outcome for these kind of people is misfortune which comes upon them quickly. They will be suddenly destroyed because of their evil ways.
Do you know anyone who would rather lie than tell the truth any day? Have you ever known someone who sits around thinking about what evil thing they can do next? Solomon warns us about these kind of people.
Daily Bible Reading:
12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Things to think about:
- What are some of the characteristics of the wicked that Solomon mentions in this Scripture?
- Why should we be aware of these things?
- How can we guard against the wickedness of evil people?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see where Solomon warns his sons about wicked people. He tells us ways to identify these kinds of people. Help us to be aware and be on guard against those who would devise evil against us. Protect us from every evil work and help us to be what you would have us be. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:
A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. – Proverbs 6:12
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The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways
by Deborah H. Bateman
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The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of Haggai by Deborah H. Bateman. It is the twenty-fifth book in the Daily Bible Reading Series by the author. Haggai was one of the prophets from the Old Testament of the Bible.
In the book of Haggai, the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider your ways. The LORD also reminded the people through Haggai that He was with them, among other things. These are lessons that we can still use today in our lives.
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