Proverbs 20: King James Bible
Throne of Judgement – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twenty, Verse 8
8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Throne of Judgement
As far as Proverbial verses go, this was kind of a tough one to write about. We all know (or at least we should), that there is one Judge over all, and that is the Lord. And when he sits on his throne of judgement, his sentencing is just and is law.
Knowing this, how can we relate to this information in a manner that we can apply to our daily lives? I believe that there are a couple of things that we need to recognize, that will help us to understand what this verse should mean to us on a spiritual and personal level.
We who are born again in Christ Jesus, ARE kings! We are kings and priests according to the Word of the Lord. And all over the place throughout our Bibles, we are instructed to use good judgement. The Father loves it when we use good judgement on whatever is set before us.
As kings (and queens) under the authority of the King of Kings, Christ Jesus the Lord, we have the authority, as well as the ability, to scatter evil with our eyes. What does this mean?
Well, because we find it important to be familiar with the rules of life, engagement, and the guidelines of right and wrong. Not to mention that we have the Author of Life dwelling within us, so we have little to no excuse to not be able to discern what is good, or what is evil.
And if we can see what is evil, we can give it the boot, but I believe that it is important to bring us in on the location. The king is sitting upon his throne of judgement. That would be inside his domain. We have full authority in Christ, to remove what is evil, and to keep or invite all that is of the Lord, within our dwelling.
If we haven’t given something the authority to dwell inside our walls, then it is trespassing, and you can remove it by way of your God given authority in Christ Jesus. However, in the legalistic spiritual way of doing things, if there is something wicked within your dwelling, there may be a chance that you either subconsciously did or said something that gave licence for it to be there, or someone sent it your way as an attachment to something left on your property, or in your house.
The Lord has given us authority over all the power of the enemy, but without knowing what is evil, sometimes we might tolerate things that we don’t have to. The Lord did say that his people die for lack of knowledge. So in order to even begin to see what is evil, we need to gain that knowledge through prayerful study and meditation into the Word of the Lord.
Related New Testament Scripture
2 Corinthians 10: King James Bible
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Ephesians 6: King James Bible
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Revelation 1: King James Bible
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank you for making us able to use good judgement, according to your Word. Please help us to remember to have the good sense to use the sound judgement that we at our disposal, and may we become knowledgeable, and have the ability to discern what is good, what is evil; what is twisted and what is made straight. All so that we avoid unwanted issues, and use good judgement while we serve at your pleasure. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Have you ever noticed how some people wrongfully mistake a throne of judgement for a rocket launcher of the judgmental?
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