Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 14:19 The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
We Bow Before Our
In the world even today, wickedness cannot stand tall, confident and true in their heart in the presence of godly people walking in Christ. They tend to run from Christ and remove themselves from the exaltation of Jesus or from the hearing of Gods word. Or if they stay, they are flooded with the Light of the Lord and who can stand firm in their own self righteousness before him?
And so in our daily life we see this verse play out in some context… Those who reject Jesus will seek to remove themselves from the presence of believers who exalt Christ or they will begin seeking God and as they see his glory submit themselves to the Lord. In this way they do bow down to God before those who are righteous in Christ.
1st Corinthians 6:2 seems to indicate something related in some fashion. It says: Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world?...
So believers will judge people like Adolf Hitler, Nero and even our neighbors and family members who rejected Christ… So, here we find that the wicked will at least come before the righteous and abase themselves in the presence of those who have received the righteousness of Christ through faith.
Although these truths are quite amazing, there is something even much more profound and which seems perfectly synced with our text.
Let me read it again: Proverbs 14:19 says: The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
There is only one who is good; correct?
Philippians 2:10 says: so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The fact is that we will all bow at the name of the only true, righteous one; Jesus. If not now, then along with all at his return. For all who worship Him; bowing before him is now, and will be our greatest joy and delight.