Today's Verse: Proverbs 3:31-32 (KJV)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.
— Proverbs 3:31-32 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

God does not like bullies, oppressors, or exploiters. Those who control by intimidation and violence are detestable and an abomination to the Lord. We are not to idolize, praise, or reward those who have risen to power by exploiting others.

My Prayer...

Father and Sovereign Lord, please break the power of the oppressors who persecute and abuse your people.

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Illustration of Proverbs 3:31-32 (KJV) — Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.