Proverbs in 365 Devotions

July 7

Proverbs 12:3 No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.

Never Moved!

Robin Aylor

A healthy tree is considered to be established if it has good well nourished and deep roots.

Have you ever noticed how the general population can move their views on morals and truth based on what seems to be good for them at the time?

We sometimes see the poor support causes which give them less responsibility along with free housing and money. And many of these individuals have said over and over that they believe in accountability and people who can work should work for all their benefits… Their roots moved and so they followed suit.

Some of the rich who have worked hard much of their life and say they believe in justice and accountability manipulate those that their money can reach for their own purposes. They take advantage of peoples weaknesses… even the poor… They support and buy stock in global demoralizing companies… They make judgments on how to invest not based on righteousness but on greed. Like many of the poor, they support politicians who bring less accountability to their dealings.

Speaking of politicians… along with the press that supports each party. A great number of them change their views solely based on who’s in the White House. They denounce the very things they had supported earlier or vice versa.

You see, they all have their own agendas and they have no problem moving their stand at any given time based on what helps them reach their self centered goals.

Here’s our text again: Proverbs 12:3 No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.

Do you think the heroes of the faith in Hebrews chapter 11 moved their stand on truth. No! In closing let me read just a bit from this awesome chapter.

Hebrews 11:32 …For time would fail me to tell of Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness,  became mighty in war,  put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

A man who is made righteous through faith in Christ would sooner be sawed in two than move from his stand for God's word of truth.

But even as these heroes of the faith did not receive the fullness of the promise before us who follow... We will all be made perfect in Jesus when we see him and his glory face to face.

1st John 3:2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.