Monday, May 24, 2010

Proverb a Day in May - May 24th/Chapter 24

One of the encouraging thoughts in this chapter is the idea of getting up after falling/getting knocked down. We see it in:

Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

The blunt fact of the matter is that even those who seek to live a just life will fall, and fall many times. Everyone falls. What differentiates people is if they get up. When you choose the path of wickedness, you don't just fall, but you fall into mischief. When a Christian fails to get up after a fall or a stumble, there is something else that is revealed about them:
Proverbs 24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Remember, it is not a fall that defines a man, but how they respond and get up. If you need examples, just read the life of Moses, David, and Peter, to begin with. They all had great falls, but they also rose up and moved forward and were remembered for their great faith.


  1. This passage gives a neat description of building our homes on God's Word:

    Proverbs 24:3-4 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

  2. Proverbs 24:1 is a verse that I find a hard lesson to follow. But I know that it is better for us.

  3. My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. [Proverbs 24:13-14 KJV]

    Reminds me of: How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! [Psalms 119:103 KJV]

    Sweet as honey is the word of God.