Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
This passage reminds of the Proverbs that talks about how the wicked flee when no one purseth (Proverbs 28:1). The wicked have just cause to run when no one pursue for here they are told that their fears will come upon them. The wicked do not have the assurance of the blessings of the Lord and therefore have just cause to run at the first appearance of harm (even when no harm is near). When we fail to obey His commands we can not expect His peace that passes all understanding to reside with us. “The desire of the righteous shall be granted” what a wonderful reminder for each of us that chose to seek His will in our lives and obey His commands. If HE is our desire we can have full confidence that our desires will be given unto us. Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Where is your desire? Is it in Him or in things, position at work, church or in your community? Do you long for Him more than anything else through your day or do you find your thoughts consumed with other temporal desires? Keep your desire fixed on Him for there lies a great hope and confidence.
Prayer: Lord be merciful to those that have yet to surrender to your commands. Forgive us for every placing any desire above our desire for you. Create in us a hunger and thirst for you that can not be quenched by anything other than your presence. In Jesus Name we pray.. amen!
Because of His Love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood