Chapter 28 has so many great things to say to us.
When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability. (v.2)
We’ve all seen this first hand – whether it’s been in federal, state, or local government – here or around the world. The moral fiber of a people is either it’s strength or it’s destruction.
Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich. (v.6)
Money, pleasure, and material possessions are among the things we value most important. But what are they worth? What would you sell yourself for? Honesty is of greater value than wealth. To be able to look yourself in the mirror is priceless.
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if the confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. (v.13)
Secrecy kills – Honesty heals. Hiding a sin doesn’t make it go away or solve the issue. Confession (1 John 1:9) – admitting the sin and taking steps to avoid it bring healing. God is merciful to us – not giving us what we really deserve.
Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble. (v.14)
Stubbornness comes from our pride. We believe we know best. According to this verse – it can be deadly in our relationships and in our lives. Fearing the Lord and fear of doing wrong can be a compass to guide us in a confusing world.
This chapter had A LOT of great things to say. What stood out to you? Share it with us today.
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor