Proverbs Chapter 3
Watch Your Step
Proverbs 3.25-26 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, or
trouble from the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will
be your confidence, and will keep your foot from stumbling
To be afraid of anything is a terrible thing. It's different from being concerned or wary about something, to my way of reasoning, that could be wisdom being evidenced in your life.
These verses in many ways mirror what the Psalmist writes about in Psalm 91 when he reminds us that God will not allow those who have set their love upon Him to be the poorer for it. He will not allow the enemy a free hand to steal kill or destroy what He is building in you. He had given you His word on it. He has given us His Spirit as a guarantee.
Jesus said that as long as seed time and harvest remains both good seed and bad seed, wheat and tares will be produced and grow together. I love what He said about that. He said, "Leave them alone. Don't meddle with it. When I come again I'll personally take care of it!"
One of the most familiar chapters in Scripture would be Psalm 23. Many know there is a Shepherd but don't know Him. He is not known as one who provides, heals and restores. We are not clear about the circumstances surrounding these words. Neither does it specify any thought of lacking anything. He did write that with the Good Shepherd he would not lack any good thing. His faith declaration was identical to that of the New Testament believer. It was the Lord that shall supply all of his needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. He was simply declaring that the Lord was his shepherd and He was all he wanted.
It was the Lord who would supply.
It was the Lord who healed his body and saved his soul!
It was the Lord who gave him the victory!
It was the Lord who filled his heart with joy and gladness!
It was the Lord who was his rest.
Those attributes still apply today. For you and I they are NOW.
One more thing. He was willing to disclose who his helper was. He was willing to name his source.
If you ever wore something nice or quoted another person you might be asked to name your source.
Who told you that? Who gave you that? Where did you buy that?
The psalmist named his source. Can you know your source today of all the wonderful blessing attached to your life.
A Psalmist's View of Selected Proverbs 2009