Those who forsake the law (of God and man) praise the wicked, but those who keep the law (of God and man) contend with them.
Evil men do not understand justice, but they who crave and seek the Lord understand it fully. Proverbs 28:4-5 (AMP)
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Galatians 6:7-8
Here is Betty Miller’s reflections on the above words.
These verses from Proverbs tell us that those who are rebels themselves, will praise those who are wicked, while the law keepers will contend with them. Justice and judgment are not understood by evil men; however, those that seek the Lord will be given understanding of all things. Although judgment usually has an evil connotation to it (the execution of the penalty for sin), it also has a positive side. Judgment has to do with the sowing and reaping process. We can see that the negative side of judgment is that evil reaps destruction, while on the positive side, good that is sown through Jesus is rewarded. God’s judgment on evil is seen by the curse that is on wicked men, while God’s judgment for the righteous will manifest in His blessings and rewards on them. Judgment on the wicked comes because of sin. The Bible reveals that all the troubles in the world are due to either my sin or someone else’s. All of mankind is sinful, thus separated from the holiness of God. The solution is: Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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