Thursday, August 24, 2017
Daily reading assignment – Proverbs 19
Today’s devotional commentary is from Proverbs 19 and focuses on one proverb from the chapter, Proverbs 19:28.
Proverbs 19:28 – “An ungodly witness [i.e. false witness given in court] scorneth [mocks] judgment [justice; due process]: and the mouth [speech] of the wicked [ungodly; morally wrong; guilty] devoureth [swallows up; destroys] iniquity [sin; wickedness; trouble].”
Once the envy of the world, America’s judicial system is compromised by lawmakers who have no moral compass, law enforcement who sometimes show a lack of restraint, lawyers who distort matters of law, judges who have no interest in justice and a citizenry that encumbered with a seared conscience and openly scorns moral absolutes!
Lies, deceit and distortions have become the modus operandi of American politics and the distinct lines of right and wrong erased by a nation that tolerates injustice and is intolerant of God’s Laws. The innocent suffer when a judicial system tolerates lies, encourages compromise, exacts injustice and rewards criminal behavior.
Are you wondering what is happening to America? Why is our nation decaying spiritually, morally and financially? Why corruption and violence are tearing the fabric of our society?
You need look only at who is in authority:
Proverbs 29:2 – “When the righteous [just; lawful] are in authority [lit. grow great; are many; increase], the people [nation] rejoice [joyful; cheers; happy]: but when the wicked [immoral; ungodly; lawbreakers] beareth rule [have dominion; govern; reign], the people mourn [sighs; groans; sorrows].”
There is little hope for America until “We the people” elect leaders who are good, honest and upright.
Copyright 2017 – Travis D. Smith