Day 26

Good and Evil, Faithfulness and Truthfulness

from the Proverbs reading plan

Proverbs 3:3-4, Proverbs 6:12-15, Proverbs 10:2-3, Proverbs 10:24-25, Proverbs 10:28, Proverbs 11:3-5, Proverbs 25:19

BY She Reads Truth

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.

Jesus says, “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:44–45). Amos 5:15 reads, “Hate evil and love good.” One of the profound characteristics of a maturing Christ follower is a desire to live in the tension of hating evil while loving our enemies. In a way, this is the heart of the gospel: Christ came carrying an unwavering disdain for the sin at work in us while maintaining an unwavering love for us. We are also called to remain faithful and truthful keeping company with those who are reliable (Proverbs 25:19).

Reflection Questions:

How often would you say you are caught in an internal struggle between good and evil?

Read Proverbs 3:3. What does it mean to tie faithfulness around your neck and write it on the tablet of your heart?

Who are some faithful people in your life? If an unfaithful person is compared to a bad tooth or a busted foot (Proverbs 25:19), to what would you compare a faithful person?

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29 thoughts on "Good and Evil, Faithfulness and Truthfulness"

  1. Denice says:

    I would compare a faithful person to a muscular athlete. Maybe an ancient marathon messenger of ancient times. The runner does not take care of his body and build it up for a competition, but for a purpose. Not for show and vanity but for a divine appointment.

  2. Brandy Deruso says:

    Todd dulaney proverbs song write it on the tablet of your heart you are the potter lord i am the clay lord! Mold me and i must trust in you with all my heart!

  3. Amanda Allen says:

    To Paula Kline…thank you so much for all of your posts throughout this study. Your unique insight and wisdom has been so thought provoking and encouraging for me the past few weeks. I kept finding myself searching for your name just to see what you had to say about that day’s scripture. I love your honesty and humility and your love for the Lord!

  4. Kenzie says:

    (1) I would say I am caught in an internal struggle between good and evil everyday. Especially if I don’t spend time in the Word.
    (2) To tie faithfulness around your neck and write it on the tablet of your heart to me means, always be loyal to God and live for Him not ourselves.
    3) The people who are with me in dark times are the faithful people in my life. Whenever I am in need of something or them and they show up. Jesus is also a faithful person in my life. A faithful person is healing to the heart and soul.

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