2.14.2011 Proverbs 14:31

Proverbs Post #35-

Today I was reading in chapter 14, and verse 31 jumped out to me today.  It says:

14:31 The one who oppresses the poor insults his Creator,
but whoever shows favor to the needy honors Him.

Am I really using this verse on Valentine’s Day? Yes, I am. This is the day we set aside every year to honor our loved, and hopefully esteemed, spouse(if you are married). I hope you are able to spend time with your spouse as I could  last night for dinner.

I find I am able to show favor to my wife, daughters, friends and family (most of the time), but I struggle with helping the needy. I am pretty sure I do not oppress anyone (my daughters are too young to disagree yet) but showing favor is difficult.  I have the tendency to look the other way or “not see someone” rather than help. Am I oppressing the poor? No, but I am convicted that I am not as effective as I could be in showing favor to the needy and, therefore, not honoring God!

Are you insulting our Creator or honoring God?

I want to challenge you to take up reading the Proverb of the day and the entire chapter as well.  Lord, please help each one of us to keep our focus on things above and not the things of this earth.  Amen.

I am using the Net Bible to quote from for these posts


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