Day 23

Security and Justice

from the reading plan

Proverbs 1:33, Proverbs 3:29-30, Proverbs 14:31, Proverbs 21:10-12, Proverbs 24:23-25, Proverbs 28:5, Proverbs 29:4-6

The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.

We are called to live without fear because the God who made us knows our needs and takes care of us. This doesn’t mean we’ll always have physical security, but it means our identity and future are secure in Christ. As our King, God also rules the affairs of this world with a just hand. He is the only one who can rule with perfect justice because only God can see all things and understand them rightly. He always defends and advocates for the hearts of His people. These proverbs help us understand security and justice from a biblical perspective.

Reflection Questions: 

Look at Proverbs 1:33. What benefit is there in listening to God? What is your security?

What does Proverbs 28:5 teach you about justice?

What does the plight of the poor have to do with you? Why is it a matter of godly wisdom to care about the poor and the oppressed?

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