NO EVIL

THE CHOICE OF EVIL

The seeds of evil begin in the failure to teach truth to our children.  The fruit of that evil seed is the unquestioned acceptance of evil that we witness in the world around us today.  You may still live for God if you do not accept compromise from our leaders or ourselves.  That may cost us in this life, but it is the way to eternal rewards in the next. 

Proverbs 29:14-27 

14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Only one king has been perfect and has an eternal throne.  Yet this seems to extend an eternal reward to those who can be considerate of the poor in their employment today.  Leaders of nations and industries may find greater rewards than wealth if they discover the rewards of compassion.

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

The foundation of moral adult life is created by the dedicated instruction of good parents.  Those who abdicate the throne of parental responsibility will be exposed to the shame of their evil neglect.

16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

This does not say “if” the wicked will multiply we will see evil.  It tells us that when there will be many evil people, their sins will increase…expect it.  It also tells the righteous to endure their evil and to expect to see them fall before the Lord.

17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

As a parent you are expected to teach your children to do right.  This is part of your entrance exam for heaven and it will give you peace in this life too.  Righteous children are a treasure to their parents.

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

There must be faith for the good promises of God, without which the people despair and fall in the battles of life.  Those who can trust God see the substance of their hope and stay true to the rewards of obedience.

19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

Have I heard this before:  “Because I told you so”?  A servant may be a slave, or a well rewarded employee.  Words cannot replace being a good example, or actually rewarding an employee for good service.  But slaves may be a little dense, or even resentful about more orders from the boss.  Did you know that Ho Chi Minh once considered the United States as a possible ally against French colonialism?  He fought with us against the Japanese.  So why were we surprised that he turned to the communists when we supported the French?  Never give ammunition to your enemy!

20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Well where would we see someone who is quick to speak, or perhaps to Twitter?  Who is too fast for diplomacy and often offensive on a personal level?  Who cannot get along with his own staff, his allies, his opponents, or his enemies?  What are his chances in the next election, or in being under investigation?

21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

Now this is a road to a great relationship.  If you have an employee who is treated like your family, he will become like your family.  Given rewards to include food, shelter, health, and welfare, he may actually appreciate your leadership.  He may even be a friend.  Then you may understand the true meaning of the term “company”.  It is a fellowship, not machines and spreadsheets.

22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

The angry rant on Facebook will get an angry response, possibly even getting you banned or un-friended.  The more the rage grows, the more you sins build in it.  If you transgress like this in public it may earn you unexpected punishments.

23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Pride will not admit error, or hear another point of view.  If you are able to converse with respect for others, your humility will earn you honor and convert others to your cause.

24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and betrayeth it not.

If you join a plot to steal from others you hate yourself, you have surrendered to sure suffering.  You know the curse of God against evil and you do not report the crime to prevent harm to others.

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

Evil men may threaten to harm you for reporting their crimes, but you may trust God to protect you.  Not reporting evil makes you a part of it, and subject to share their punishment.

26 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the Lord.

Kissing the king’s ass is a popular path to temporary prosperity, but it is God who delivers the real judgment.  Know who the real power is, and live for the real life, the eternal one.

27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Evil men offend righteous people and they face a lot of prosecution from governments in just nations.  The righteous people are also offensive to those who want to get away with cheating.  Again, live for the righteous judge who determines your eternal life, not the carnal men of this world.  When offered the “lesser of two evils”, chose neither.

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