It’s Not For Your Pleasure

It’s Not For Your Pleasure

Proverbs 24:17-18

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,

and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,

lest the Lord see it and be displeased,

and turn away his anger from him.

I read these verses and thought about how they fit into the theme of why does God let bad things happen to good people and vice versa.  It also goes along with the whole balance of the universe and eventually, on God’s terms, there is a price to pay for sin.

Job questioned it throughout the Book of Job.  He wondered why a good and righteous man such as himself, could have such horrible events happen to him.  Remember Job lost all his possessions, which were extensive He lost his entire family except for his wife.  Job questioned because he looked around and saw the wicked man living in the lap of luxury, while committing sins and having the time of his life. Continue reading

Reaping The Balance

Reaping The Balance

Psalm 18:25-26

With the merciful you show yourself merciful;

with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;

with the purified you show yourself pure;

and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.

Reading through the Psalms of King David, songs written by David to praise God, I always find a number of verses enjoyable to read.  This was one of them.

Here David is expressing a concept that is worded many different ways in the Bible.  It is the same concept expressed in a number of other religions and philosophies.

Most of us are familiar with the saying, “You reap what you sow.” Continue reading