“The river of the Spriirt of God overcomes all obstacles. Never get your eyes on the obstacle or on the difficulty. The obstacle is a matter of indifference to the river which will flow steadily through you if you remember to keep right at the Source.
… Got has been opening up marvelous truths in our minds, and every point He has opened up is an indication of the wider power of the river He will flow through us. If you believe in Jesus, you will find that God has nourished in your mighty torrents of blessing for others” -Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, September 6.
6 For a fool speaks foolishness
and his mind plots iniquity.
He lives in a godless way
and speaks falsely about the Lord.
He leaves the hungry empty
and deprives the thirsty of drink.
7 The scoundrel’s weapons are destructive;
he hatches plots to destroy the needy with lies,
even when the poor person says what is right.
8 But a noble person plans noble things;
he stands up for noble causes.
How scary the fools I know!
Can scoundrel’s be believers? Does someone truly act like this if they sincerely have Jesus in their heart? I’ve known a few “Christians” that fit this scoundrel description. Only God knows the heart.
Be a noble person.
9 Stand up, you complacent women;
listen to me.
Pay attention to what I say,
you overconfident daughters.
Complacent! This perked my interest for sure! One of the things I can’t stand is someone to be complacent when there is a wrong occurring, especially when that wrong is against the complacent individual. I’m speaking specifically of elderly people being complacent when they are being abused.
14 For the palace will be deserted,
the busy city abandoned.
The hill and the watchtower will become
barren places forever,
the joy of wild donkeys,
and a pasture for flocks,
15 until the Spirit from on high is poured out on us.
Then the desert will become an orchard,
and the orchard will seem like a forest.
Desolation until we have the Holy Spirit poured on us. How pathetic their lives must have felt without Jesus and the Holy Spirit!
Wait! The majority of the world is still in that apathetic condition! Oh, Lord! Please heal these people! Come into hearts in miraculous ways! Save us, Lord! Save this very broken world, conquer evil, bring Your love, joy and peace. Please hurry, Lord!
16 Then justice will inhabit the wilderness,
and righteousness will dwell in the orchard.
17 The result of righteousness will be peace;
the effect of righteousness
will be quiet confidence forever.
18 Then my people will dwell in a peaceful place,
in safe and secure dwellings.”Quiet confidence forever.” I have this, my hope is that it is forever. This brings to mind the Armor of God, Ephesians 6:14-17. There is a great study HERE.