Proverbs 10: King James Bible
New Earth – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter ten, Verses 30-32
30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. 31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – New Earth
Keeping the theme of the past couple of devotionals, these pieces of scripture are not necessarily meant to give you information, so that you can judge between righteous people versus wicked people.
These are for us to weigh against our own behavior, thoughts, words, actions, etc.. Not finger pointing ammunition. Though sometimes, it seems that some folks read the Bible only to figure out how to use the sword of the Spirit against other Christians. But I digress…
Verse 30, looks like a flat out lie on the surface doesn’t it? It’s usually the wicked that flourishes around here, because they go along the way of the world, and are rewarded by it. So what’s going on with this verse?
This verse is directly attached to the book of Revelation, in my personal opinion. There are a few words that bring me to that conclusion. Those words are “shall never” and “shall not.”
The righteous “shall never” be removed. It doesn’t say are not removed, haven’t been removed, or are not being removed. The phrase “shall never” is future tense. And I’d propose that this future tense is pointing us to a minimum of 1,000 years from now. I’ll tell you how I get there.
The only time that we’re given notice to, is after Daniel’s 70th week, after the one thousand year reign of Christ Jesus, and after Satan is released and causes mischief all over again. After all of that, there will be a new heaven and new earth, and in those days, the wicked will be no more, and righteousness will be what’s left standing with the Father himself.
Isaiah 65: King James Bible
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
All of these things are future tense, with a lot that needs to happen between then and now. But it is as sure to come to pass as the next sunrise. If it’s in the Word of God, it’s a sure thing to bet on, though it is still far off.
With that understanding in mind, this is a fairly heavy verse, giving us a very slim sliver of a glimpse of that new earth, at least who’s going to inhabit it . But the next two verses shoot directly into words, what comes out of the mouth, and by who.
Back to what was stated above, these verses are for our consumption, so that we can examine ourselves against the Word of God. When we see these verses concerning what words we use (which reveals the condition of our heart), right beside a verse giving us a look at who’s inhabiting the new earth; perhaps this is a way that the Lord is telling us just how important our words are.
Related New Testament Scripture
2 Peter 3: King James Bible
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Revelation 21: King James Bible
21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Thank you for all of your revelation, and for all of your help. Cause for us to be among that number, that will dwell with you for all of eternity. May your Kingdom come unto us, and fill our mouths with the stuff of righteousness, no matter where we are, who we’re with, and despite all of the consequences that arrive, that would lead us into speech that is unbecoming to your ears. This we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you ever tried to imagine, what it will be like on the new earth?