Proverbs 22: King James Bible
Ancient Landmarks – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twenty two, Verses 28-29
28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. 29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Ancient Landmarks
Verse 28 is such a strange verse. It seems to just pop up out of nowhere, on the surface having nothing to do with the verses surrounding it. What does the Father care about whether or not someone moves a landmark?
Well, he didn’t use his words casually concerning this. He specified what landmarks, being those that are ancient. We’ve got all kinds of landmarks around that aren’t ancient at all, but have the same amount of emphasis placed on them.
One of the biggest things concerning this verse that the Lord has placed upon my heart, would be all of the instruction he had given Israel, concerning his Word, the law, and his personal intervention and exploits before, during, and after the exodus.
The particular instructions that I’m referring to are those that had something to do with constantly recalling all that the Lord has done for them. Keep it fresh, always talk about it, always remember the Lord for his actions.
It really is similar to all we’ve gone over concerning his Word, and the importance of having a deep foundation therein. When you know what the Lord has already done, you can find out and gain an understanding as to why he did it, and what it will take for him to do it again.
In other words, it is the best possible means by which we can get to know him. Now, what does any of this have to do with ancient landmarks?
Some people might look at this verse and only consider that it is referring to property rights and boundaries. I don’t. An ancient landmark is meant to be left behind as a testimony to something. If we know what the landmark is about, then we can gain understanding as to what took place for it to be there, and also be able to determine whether or not it is something that might reoccur.
I’m sure many of you have heard it said, that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But the beauty of an ancient landmark which has been properly documented and placed into a truthful context, is that it won’t bend and lie, or tell different stories from generation to generation.
Because there is another saying out there… Those who control what we know about history, have the power to determine our future. There is a concentrated effort on display out there to change the course of history through deception, as an effort to shape how people think, and what they believe.
As an example, I present to you the topic of macroevolution. I believe that the following verse (verse 29) is deliberately placed after speaking about not removing ancient landmarks, rather than being just a couple of random verses next to each other by chance.
Not by Chance
The attitude of business is brought up right after speaking about removing ancient landmarks. Diligent versus mean. Interesting.
Around the early 2000’s, I worked for a rather large company, having what some may consider a white collar type job. And I can tell you, that those who were considered as the “powers that be” were as cold as ice to people around them. Behaviors that could be called robotic now that I think about it.
Nearly any TV drama or movie, have ice cold slave drivers at the top of a large business. Nothing but greedy and caring nothing for anybody but themselves. Sound right? I’ve heard so many different “big boss” stories that the on screen depiction is actually fairly close. Particularly the larger the company is that you’re looking at.
Whether people are educated to be that way through college courses, osmosis through media, or a different form of training throughout their lives, I have no idea. But they are doing things the world’s way, which is through meanness. Not everyone, but I’d bet the percentage is scary.
What a sound landmark that has been removed, that diligence trumps meanness. Don’t get me wrong, you can get all kinds of things done by way of force and meanness. Fear works in this worldly system, but that doesn’t make it right.
Nor by the way, does it make it better than diligence. This is something I do know first hand as a father and also from being a foreman.
That would be, that forcing someone to do something might get that thing done, but diligence will get it done and then some. Diligence is contagious, and if ever you need to cause others to go the extra mile, that’s the way to go.
But that’s God’s way, which is why the world has chosen other methods to try to get things done.
Related New Testament Scripture
Luke 15: King James Bible
8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
Romans 12: King James Bible
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
2 Corinthians 8: King James Bible
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
Hebrews 6: King James Bible
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Thank you for your Word, and for simply everything that you’ve ever done. Including the things that we don’t know about. There are so many things that we are lied to about today Lord, as it touches on the history of just about everything Lord, even your Word. Give us a special discernment concerning these types of things, giving us the ability to know what it true and what is false, what is being spread righteously and what is being spread as propaganda for a worldly agenda. Lead us to prosper in all of your ways Father, rejecting as many worldly ways as is possible, as we traverse through this place, awaiting the return of the Lord. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
How many ancient landmarks have been wiped off the pages of history, due to disobedience to verse 28?
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