Proverbs 11: King James Bible
Desires and Expectations – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter eleven, Verses
23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Daily Inspiration from This Verses – Desires and Expectations
The wording in this verse gives us a look into the two different outlooks at play between the righteous and the wicked. A desire and an expectation are two completely different things.
A desire isn’t expected, but is something that closely related to want with a dash of hope. The desire of the righteous, is what they’d like to see happen. Because we’re talking about the righteous, then we can only assume, that their desires would be righteous, and seen as pleasing in the eyes of the Lord.
Should there be any question as to what those kinds of things may be, you can find the answers in the following:
Philippians 4: King James Bible
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Ephesians 5: King James Bible
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
For the righteous, all of the above are desired, both in one’s life and toward the lives of others. This is what parts us from the rest of the world, because of how all of the above is defined by the definitions given to us by the Word of God. Not by a selfish worldly standard.
I’ve never heard anyone who has acknowledged that they are wicked, and still think that they’ve got anything good heading their way. And I have heard plenty of people in the past, bragging about how wicked they were. Similarly to a toughness type of status in their mind. Yeah I know… It sounds kind of weird, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who knows these types of people.
The tragedy is, that they truly do expect wrath, and they know full well that it’s coming. One may think that this might bring them to Christ, but the majority of the time, they don’t see, because they’ve become blinded to the truth.
Instead of taking the way out that the Lord has provided, they live all the more wickedly, trying to cram in as much of what they consider as “life” or “fun” as they can, before they come before the Lord. It truly is tragic. They will receive their expectations, just as anyone else, who rejects the Son of the Most High God.
Related New Testament Scripture
1 Corinthians 1: King James Bible
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5: King James Bible
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Peter 3: King James Bible
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
Thank you again for your Word, and for the sacrifice that you made 2,000 years ago on the cross. Lead is Lord, into all truth, and keep us free from all of the wiles of wickedness. We also pray for those who are wicked right now, but are foreseen by you to one day be yours. Remove all unseen influences from the lives of these people, and remove the blinders that have been placed before their eyes, that they may see clearly and call upon Christ Jesus for salvation. These things we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you ever noticed the differences of the Desires and Expectations between believers and unbelievers?
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 15 P.190 – Prayer of the Upright
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 15 P. 203 – Thoughts of the Wicked
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 24 P. 358 – Evil Envy
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 10 P.105 – Righteous and the Wicked
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 11 P.110 – Your Choice