The True Mensa
Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
The context of the passage is moral judgment. It is aimed at daily decisions on conduct and choices of how we act in relation to God and other people. The verse preceding verse 5 says "They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them." The verse following verse 5 states: "Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich." This is the intent of the judgment and understanding in verse 5. The verse is not telling us that if you will seek the LORD you will be a mathematical genius or that the world will bow at your feet for your wisdom.
It doesn't take an Einstein to realize there is a vast difference between the way devout Christians act and the rest of the world acts. The world looks on us as superstitious, self righteous "do-gooders" who don't know how to have a good time and don't want anyone else to have a good time either.
They have never understood the proverb " The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding."(Proverbs 9:10 ) The world's position too often is that the end justifies the means and therefore as long as I get what I want I don't care who I harm. These folks have no understanding of the judgment of God that will befall them one day. The Christian, on the other hand, knows not only they will face God in the next life but also realize that God judges us daily. In order to have the blessings of God, which are worth more than the wealth of the world we must live a life pleasing to God. Those of us who have sought and still seek the LORD know this. We also know that to disobey God and live an immoral sinful life is to invite God's punishment. Hebrews 12:6-7 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
This healthy fear of God shows the understanding in God's children. The evil person as a whole takes the opposite approach and thinks that because he wasn't immediately apprehended and punished he got away with his evil deed. He therefore thinks "because lightning didn't strike me there is no God" or at best God wasn't watching. Solomon addressed this in the Book of Ecclesiastes: "Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God." ( Ecclesiastes 8:11-13)
Our understanding and wisdom is based on the knowledge of God as He has placed His Spirit within us (John 14:17) to guide us in our daily life. This Spirit leads us into all truth (John 16:13). The evil man knows nothing of the Spirit of God but one day he will.
Presented by Brother Dwight Rhodes
Known To All The Earth
Who walks with us and is our shield
In this world… in His field ?
I Am is
Who is the first and the last
With His throne amidst
The Sea of glass ?
The Lamb is
Who has given us spiritual birth
To His children upon this earth ?
Our Father is
Who provided us Living Bread
To souls seeking to be fed ?
Lord God Almighty is
The Spirit of God is truly known
Among all nations by His own…
And we magnify
Our help is in the name of the Lord
Who made Heaven and earth.
Julie Pisacane ©2007
Posted By Pages of My Heart Ministry at 4/10/2008 04:46:00 AM