We want wisdom! We want wisdom! We want wisdom! Wisdom is what Proverbs supposedly provides us, but I haven’t found any wisdom that wasn’t already known in a secular manner. In fact, we saw in the last chapter how part of this ‘wisdom’ was complaining about wives who question their husbands. Sigh. So let’s see what kind of ‘wisdom’ today’s chapter has in store for us.
“A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.” – Proverbs 28:3
Right now in the U.S., the administration is led by a political party whose goal is to oppress the poor. This same party is loved by Christians. Maybe Christians should read their Bible.
“Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them.” – Proverbs 28:4
And what if that instruction is to cage children and separate them from their parents? Is that moral? Waiting for an answer, Christians.
“When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.” – Proverbs 28:12
Wrong. We are seeing right now in the U.S., where the wicked have risen to power, that people are not going into hiding. They are taking the street in hundreds of thousands to millions to protest the wicked actions of this administration.
“Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.” – Proverbs 28:14
A god who demands your fear should not be worshipped. A book that says your fear will be blessed is a book that should be ignored.
“The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.” – Proverbs 28:18
So anyone who is harmed in any way just wasn’t good enough in the eyes of God? Seriously? If that’s the case, this is a disgusting god.
“The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.” – Proverbs 28:25
Will they though? Plenty of people who put their full trust in the Lord continue to suffer. They never see prosperity. Oh wait, I bet they just didn’t pray hard enough did they?
Another chapter in Proverbs that doesn’t offer much wisdom. There are a few verses that make sense, but the Bible isn’t needed to know these things. For example, Proverbs 28:24 says you should not rob your mother or father. Duh. If someone needs a Bible to know this, they are seriously disturbed.
Coming Soon: Proverbs – Chapter 29: Untitled