Proverbs 20: King James Bible
The Just Man – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twenty, Verse 7
7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – The Just Man
This verse demonstrates why we need to get close to the Father, and to be obedient to his Word. By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll understand why I opened with that statement.
Why are the children of a just man who walks in his integrity blessed after him? Well, there are several different reasons that one may lean toward.
A just man walking in integrity may have lived wisely enough to have left his children an inheritance. Or, perhaps because of his integrity his children have had a proper launch into the world, equipped to deal with it’s ways. I’m sure we can continue in all of the different ways a child can be blessed by a father who is upright.
However, let’s not forget who’s book this is, and who the main focus of the entire Bible is. That would be the Father. More specifically, our Heavenly Father. With that basic understanding, we need to go deeper than material or fleshly blessings or benefits, a child may enjoy by having an upright and just father.
Instead, I would suggest that we explore the possibility, that the example of the integrity on display by the just father throughout the child’s life, may greatly influence that child. If a child grows up in reverence of their father, knowing that he is just, and how he became just, chances are that child will grow to walk in those same steps.
Here’s where we need to personalize this for all of us, not just the parents that have time to be just for their children. Instead of only coming to that end, let’s put ourselves in our rightful place as the child from here forward, who’s father is the ultimate just Father and who wrote the book on integrity.
Through the Word of God, we not only learn the fact that he is just, we also learn how he is just. In other words, we get a good feel for how he thinks about different things, by what he has to say about them from Genesis to Maps.
He teaches is through instruction, examples, and parables, how and why to be just, and to be better able to walk out our own walk in integrity. I’m sure we all know by now, that the world at large will teach us much faster, how not to be those things.
Instead, the example of the world is to get away with whatever you can, right and wrong are only a matter of perspective, we all started out from ooze leaking from a rock anyways, so there is no higher power to dictate what being just even is. Yup, that’ll be the plate that the world will serve.
But we have an example given to us by the Lord himself. Christ Jesus is the ultimate example of how to walk with the Lord in the Holy Ghost, how to use the wisdom of the Father, how to be just, and how to walk in integrity. All of it and more can be observed by the Lord.
And there is one thing that he made perfectly clear. His words are important and they are life, the words of his Father are important, and they are life. Being born again children of the Most High God, it would serve us well if we learned to serve him well, and to know him even better than we’ve ever known him before. Truly, his children are blessed after him.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 11: King James Bible
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
John 5: King James Bible
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 6: King James Bible
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Philippians 2: King James Bible
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
1 John 1: King James Bible
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
Romans 15: King James Bible
4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Thank you for your Word and everything involved with it. Teach us all Lord, to be more like Jesus, in whatever way you will. If we are lacking in one area, please bring it to our attention, and cause for us to be just and to walk uprightly, as you are just. Help us to walk in integrity, as you walked in integrity despite all obstacles. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Did you ever notice that the world always seems to pollute the image of the just man?
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