Proverbs in 365 Devotions

July 21

Proverbs 12:21 No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.

What? No Ill Befalls

The Righteous?

Robin Aylor

No ill? What do you mean? Everyone I ever knew has had their share of troubling woes.
How can you believe a book that says such blatant things? How can you preach truth from opposing poles?

All people have trouble… can anyone dispute that? You? You? What about you?
But if everyone were honest in the world I suppose we’d all be either Republicans or Democrats.

No ill befalls the righteous… Wait… Knock on wood! Why do you keep whispering that? Is it hate or just lip service.
…for those who love God all things work together for good … for those … called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

But people get sick, right? They hurt, they cry; whether spoken or unspoken, we’re all broken, we die,
Friend listen! Pain is not ill for those righteous in Christ… and this momentary affliction holds no restriction on peace and joy and eternal life

You talk of ill’s as though they are what ever you don’t agree with… That's just a biased myth
Yes, the wicked are filled with troubles like all, but the righteous are joyful whatever befalls

Jesus said ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ Go and learn what this means
You see, His mercy carries with it no ill… Here lies his gift for all who believe