Proverbs 21: King James Bible
Wisdom and Safety – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twenty one, Verse 30-31
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord. 31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.
Daily Inspiration from This Verse – Wisdom and Safety
If only the enemies of the Lord, or the world at large for that matter, would read the two verses above, and get it into their systems. But, as the back of the book says, that isn’t going to happen until the Lord takes the most drastic measures taken since the flood.
The book of Psalms tells us that the Lord laughs at the attempts of man or beast to better him. He not only laughs, but sets them in derision. Psalm 2 spells this out for us.
When we read the first verse, it might be tempting to argue the point that it’s trying to make. Reason is, we have an understanding of the point behind all of the antiChrist type of doctrine that so much of this world has adhered to, and seemingly an entire system of its own virtues such as wisdom, understanding, or counsel.
So why does this verse tell us that these things don’t exist? Because they don’t exist. AntiChrist or anti God doctrine no matter what label it rests under, isn’t wisdom, understanding, or sound counsel at all. In fact, it is blind foolishness in most cases.
Speaking in worldly terms, we call a learned man, schooled by the doctrines that this world has to offer as a wise man, or a man of understanding. If the things that they hold on to lead them away from the Father, then it is simple foolishness, through and through.
Some people pay a heavy price tag to have themselves indoctrinated with what would be considered foolishness to the Lord. A fool says in his heart that there is no God. That’s scripture and we all know that to be true, so does it surprise us that the indoctrination that made them so is equally foolish?
Furthermore, how much worse would it be to rail against the Lord, as if to conquer him? That’s happening and is going to get worse in the near future. It happened before after the flood, in a place called Babel, and will happen again in a most physical and literal sense.
This brings us into what verse 2 is talking to us about. Many people have their own opinions about prepping. Personally, I find nothing wrong with it, and think it is a wise thing to do.
Not to prep against the up and coming tribulation, but against whatever comes your way. What’s wrong with being prepared for anything that may happen? Storms, floods, earthquakes, etc.. I’d be willing to bet that there’s no shortage of folks out there, who wish they were prepared to deal with things that have come their way outside of their control.
But regardless, no matter how prepared we can be against any form of trouble, it is the Lord who provides safety. In him, and only in him are we truly safe. Outside of him, we are leaving out fate to chance. And as far as the world at large is concerned, your chances with it are slim. Safety is of the Lord, and we need to recognize that, especially with what comes in the days ahead.
Related New Testament Scripture
1 Corinthians 1: King James Bible
17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Thank you as always, for your Word and for all of the promises you’ve shown us. Help us to remain safe in you, no matter what lies ahead, and keep is basking in your wisdom, understanding, and your counsel. Yours is what’s real, and that of this world is as nothing. You are all in all, and we ask that you fill us with your wisdom through your Word and by your Spirit. All that we may be wise children of the Most High, and cunning ambassadors of Christ Jesus. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Ever notice during times of distress, how easy it is to forget that wisdom and safety is of the Lord?
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