Proverbs 7: King James Bible
The Day Appointed – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter seven, Verses 18 – 20
18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. 19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: 20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – The Day Appointed
As Solomon says later on through the Word in Ecclesiastes 3:
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
As we continue with the intention of pointing out the spiritual significance of these verses from chapter seven, we’ve spoken about how this strange woman, who awaits at every corner, is akin to this wicked world in which we live.
As we maintain this understanding, the strange ending to verse 20 makes much more sense. This “appointed day” referred to above talking about the return date of the goodman, or the husband, who in this case is away for whatever reason.
We have pages that are filled with details of what is called “the day of the Lord.” The day appointed, where the Lamb of God, will be returning to touch down on earth as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
And eerily similar to the scripture above, as the goodman is away until the day appointed, so is our savior away until the time appointed. The goodman is the husband to this strange woman. The Bride of Christ is awaiting her groom.
The troubling thing is…
Do we either behave as the strange woman, or fall victim of her wiles and temptations? Or do we behave more like the 5 wise virgins, who were there ready and waiting for the groom to appear?
When the Lord comes back to receive his bride, he’d prefer she’d be faithful before and after the wedding supper. Wouldn’t you think? But are we at all faithful to the Lord?
The appointed day has been kept a mystery to us, and will remain so until the day comes. But his coming is sure, and when the “goodman” comes home, he won’t want to show up to a house that isn’t in order, nor arrive to his wife in the act of adultery.
If we are indeed the Bride of Christ, we should do all we know how to do, to abstain from committing adultery against the Lord, by fornicating with the world.
Related New Testament Scripture
Luke 18: King James Bible
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Matthew 24: King James Bible
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
1 Corinthians 5: King James Bible
9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
Romans 12: King James Bible
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 Corinthians 2: King James Bible
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
We know that the Lord Jesus is scheduled to return, and we also know that no man will know the day or the hour. However, may the question that Jesus spoke, whether or not he’ll find faith in the earth be answered through all of us, as a resounding yes. May our faith be as you desire it to be. May we be cleansed as white as snow, and unstained from this world from here forward. This we pray in the name of Christ Jesus the Lord.
Ever notice that some people consider the day appointed as an “if” instead of a “when?”