Pursue His Love
The profits of the wicked are illusory; but those who sow righteousness gain a true reward. 19 Genuine righteousness leads to life, but the pursuer of evil goes to his own death. 20 The crooked-hearted are an abomination to Adonai, but those sincere in their ways are his delight. 21 Depend on it: the evil will not go unpunished; but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
22 Like a gold ring in the snout of a pig is a beautiful woman who lacks good sense.
23 The righteous desire only good, but what the wicked hope for brings wrath.
Crooked-hearted are an abomination...
Depend on it: the evil will not go unpunished...
What the wicked hope for brings wrath...
Friends, these Words make me WANT to follow Him. Why would I want to be an abomination? Why would I want to be punished? I don't want those things to follow me!
HIS PROMISES are full of LIFE!!! The rewards He speaks of are many... They could be health, wealth, friends, PEACE, JOY - don't give up friends. God has a PLAN and if you LISTEN to Him He will guide you!!!
Verse 22 is kind of an odd one thrown in the middle here... Pigs were always viewed as the lowest of low animals and very unclean. To put a gold ring in the snout of a pig would have been a true waste. Bottom line, be wise in who you are with and who you choose.
Sow in righteousness today. I realized yesterday, after reading personal accounts of how events in Kabul have affected people, that we must LOVE. Share HIS LOVE. With all the chaos happening around the world, we MUST be HIS LIGHT and LOVE in the middle of it all. People need HIM and HIS peace.
Love and blessings,
Women Empowerment based on Torah and the Bible