Private Counsel

In Your Bible: Proverbs 3:32

Solomon continues warnings against the perverse man who walks in sinful a path. The warning is also for people who try to divert you from a righteous path of living for God. The good news is that believers who remain steadfast in character are rewarded with His intimate counsel.

A Warning

For the devious are repulsive to the Lord;
But His private counsel is with the upright
[those with spiritual integrity and moral courage].
Proverbs 3:22 AMP

The writer of Proverbs often uses the words devious or crafty or cunning as a warning to be aware of being drawn away from God’s ways. Too often we miss this warning! What is a believer to do? Remain of upright integrity! This is a condition for a good life with God. The Lord actually hates deviousness!

Solomon uses the words private counsel, it’s also said to be secret counsel, which holds great meaning for believers. Here we see how the Lord loves to communicate with us, even at our side. This is the secret for our inner man. Selah.

We need to heed the fear the Lord. Remain in awe of the Lord God Almighty.

The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him,
And He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning (Psalm 25:14 AMP).

Integrity Rewarded

The writer of Proverbs tells the believer that upright integrity is rewarded in an amazing manner! The Lord honors spiritual integrity with private counsel! What more incentive is there than God’s intimate advice whenever we ask:

 Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish (Jeremiah 33:3 AMP).

God talks to the righteous—believers who remain steadfast in character—and they are rewarded with His intimate council.

Prayer: Father, your promises written by Solomon guide me to embrace spiritual integrity, and good moral courage.

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