Day 23

Security and Justice

from the Proverbs 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

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.

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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45 thoughts on "Security and Justice"

  1. Q Taylor says:

    Praying for you and your husband Kathy!

  2. Q Taylor says:

    The benefit of listening to God is safety and security. My security is Jesus. He’s been with me even when I was living for me and not for Him. I believe this is due to the prayers of family and church members. Proverbs 28:5 Tells us that the wicked doesn’t understand justice, but those who are seekers of God understand justice. The plight of the poor in relation to me is to help them rather than judging or looking down upon them. While I may not be the wealthiest, there’s someone struggling out there who may be struggling worse than I am. I also think we could extent the definition of poor beyond just finances, for example those who may have poor judgment, self esteem, relationship with God. How can we be of assistance to them? What’s our plight with them in those aspects? And to me it would be to spread God’s word to them in the areas in which they may be struggling. It is Godly wisdom to care about the poor and oppressed because it is what God has done for us and we must strive to live like him and to not be selfish.

  3. Laura Smail says:

    “But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” This is a wonderful verse to meditate on during these challenging times. God’s voice is the only voice who can bring us peace.

    Proverbs 28:5 tells me that we need Supreme Court justices who love the law of the Lord.

  4. Brandy Deruso says:

    We are to live fearless in god so he may lead us to where he needs us to be!

  5. Paula Kline says:

    (1) Look at Proverbs 1:33. What benefit is there in listening to God? What is your security? When I listen to God I am without dread. This is because I know the one whom I serve. I know that He is the creator of all things, the alpha and omega, the all powerful. I also know that His plans are good. That no suffering of mine is beyond His vision and instead will all be used to serve His purposes.

    (2) What does Proverbs 28:5 teach you about justice? That when we are out of alignment with God we don’t really know or understand justice. We distort it.

    (3) 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? When I rightly understand the Christian narrative, it exposes that sin is a huge part of the experiences of all of humanity right now. That until Jesus returns, we are all living in some degree or another under the sway of sin and death and the evil one. Poverty of every kind shows us this… poverty of funds, poverty of wisdom, poverty of love, poverty of freedom, poverty of power, poverty of humility…. The ravages of being born and raised in a world filled with sin. As believers we see all of this was great sadness and grief. We resonate with Jesus looking out over Jerusalem and longing to gather all of the Isrealites to himself, protecting them from sin. So that compassion moves us to action, to make this world as much like the kingdom as possible. To offer money to the poor, wisdom to the ignorant, love to the rejected, freedom to the slave, power to the oppressed, understanding to the arrogant…

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