“My son…Proverbs 3:31-32
Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways. For the Lord detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.”
My beloved child,
Would you choose to be in the confidence of God Almighty? Imagine a friendship where the Lord of all creation trusts you with His secrets. Would you like to be someone upon whom He relies?
Then do not envy or imitate violent people. Do not choose to participate in their activities. Do not even entertain their thoughts or engage in their attitudes.
For, if you are perverse – irritable, unreasonable – the Lord will turn away from you. But if you are upright – honorable, virtuous – He will make you privy to all that He has, with all that He is. The choice is yours. Would you choose to be in the confidence of God Almighty?
You are incredibly loved.
This post is part of a series which was born the day my son moved out of the house. Please read Wait, one more thing! for the backstory.
Other posts in this series, which you might enjoy, are:
Live Long and Prosper
Fear the One You Trust
How to Measure your Treasure
Don’t Despise Discipline from the One Who Delights in You
Why Wisdom Wins ‘Best Choice Award’ in Every Value Match
Do you Hope for Pleasant Ways and Peaceful Paths your Whole Life Long?
Do You Know the God Who Laid, Set and Divided the Earth, Sky and Water?
The Sure Standard for Sweet Sleep, Solid Steps and Sound Satisfaction
One Amazing Truth to Help you Avoid Ruin in a Disaster Zone
1 Secret Power Move you can use Today to Win your Neighbor’s Trust