Proverbs 15: King James Bible
Destroy and Establish – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter fifteen, Verse 25
25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Destroy and Establish
The Father is a busy God. I get dumbfounded by some people, that wonder where he’s been for the past couple thousand years. The older I get, the more I stop to take a real good look at different things, and the more I learn about the Father, the busier the Lord becomes in my eyes.
And I’m only touching on the things that we can see and observe, never mind all that goes on spiritually, throughout however many different dimensions there may be, according to all of the different laws that he’s established for each of them… Simply impossible for us to comprehend, how diligent and prudent the Father really is.
In the verse above, we have the Father telling us something he has promised to follow through with, which is to either destroy or establish people, based on what we’re made of, or have allowed ourselves to turn into. I don’t mean that anyone allows themselves to turn into widows, I say that more toward the prideful.
There are many things that are outside of our control that hit us throughout life. We’re an imperfect and fallen race, living in a wicked and fallen world. That not withstanding, there are some things that we do have control over. These are the things that the Father acts upon, such as the verse above describes, at least as it relates to the prideful.
The Lord will destroy the house of the proud. He knows who the proud are, and keeps watch over them, as much as he does with the humble. There’s no hiding from the Father.
It is up to the Lord, how to deal with proud people. He can destroy the house of the proud in a literal sense, or in a Biblical sense.
The Biblical sense, would be family, belongings, etc.. For example, if someone moved themselves and all their house Biblically, it meant himself, his family, his possessions, livestock, what have you.
This is a throwback to a promise that the Lord leveled upon folks back in the days of Moses. Which would be, that he will punish the wicked, their children, and their children’s children. The last place you want to find yourself, is at an opposing end of a Father that keeps his promises.
Pride is an enormous iniquity, that kicks off all kinds of lesser iniquities and has the ability to yield just about any form of sin. It is well known as “the original sin.”And that original sin, was perpetrated against the same God.
And just look at what happened to the one who decided to harbor that sin… The rules haven’t changed concerning these things one iota. Pride is a nature, that goes against the will and the temperament of the Lord.
Fortunately for us, we have the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, that blots out our sin by his precious blood. All curses on our house, can be removed and all iniquities can be washed away & replaced with the fruits of the Spirit of the Living God. And for the righteous, he has prepared a place for us, in a city not made from hands.
And for that, we are all truly blessed, to have such a wonderful Father.
Related New Testament Scripture
Mark 7: King James Bible
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
John 14: King James Bible
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Galatians 3: King James Bible
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
1 John 2: King James Bible
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
All good things come from you, and please forgive us for the things that you’ve given, that are indeed good, yet possibly taken for granted. Your eye has not come off of any of us, throughout the entirety of our lives, and for this we are also grateful, for your care, and tender kindness. And also Lord, we’d like to thank you for the promises, that for now we trust by faith, but will one day be fully realized in our own eyes. You’ve given us so much to look forward to, we are truly thankful. In the name f the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
As it may relate to you and your house, would you prefer for the Lord to destroy or establish? Because for the most part, it’s on us in the end.