Mid Afternoon Meditation 9-21-20

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
    she raises her voice in the public square;
21 on top of the wall[d] she cries out,
    at the city gate she makes her speech:

22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?
    How long will mockers delight in mockery
    and fools hate knowledge?
23 Repent at my rebuke!
    Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
    I will make known to you my teachings.
24 But since you refuse to listen when I call
    and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,
25 since you disregard all my advice
    and do not accept my rebuke,
26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;
    I will mock when calamity overtakes you—
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
    when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
    when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
    they will look for me but will not find me,
29 since they hated knowledge
    and did not choose to fear the Lord.
30 Since they would not accept my advice
    and spurned my rebuke,
31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
    and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
    and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
    and be at ease, without fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:20-33

Why do you think people have a hard time accepting that some calamity is from the Lord?

9 thoughts on “Mid Afternoon Meditation 9-21-20

  1. Either they haven’t read the Old Testament…or they’ve listened to exclusively “God is Good” messages. Today I’m thinking that perhaps He’s done a wake-up call with Corona Calamity and it’s reverberations…but I don’t know; the teaching I find more satisfying is that He “allows” calamity, but doesn’t bring it to us to intentionally punish…instead of blessings. I humbly state that my thoughts are not His thoughts…I’m just guessing most of the time.

    • I think calamity is a part of the fall. It is an essence of the world’s fallen atmosphere and God can use it and does use it to awaken people to the truth they have rejected. I believe you are right. God is using this pandemic to wake up His church and call them to the preparedness required of the Bride Of Christ at the end of days.

      • Oh I totally agree calamity’s part of the Fall–not something God designed or wished for us. He’ll use whatever it takes to bring us to Him. I didn’t know it at the time, but my rebellion which led to marrying and then the divorce, ultimately ushered me into the relationship with Him that I have. If I’d had Prince Charming, I might never have realized the true Prince/King was waiting for me.

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