• False Balances and Just Weights Devotional

    Proverbs 11:1

    In a just economic system, the wealthy still pay more than those of lesser means in terms of the actual dollar amount. Yet, they do not pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes than those who are not as wealthy as they are. Asking the government to stick its hands in another’s pockets for our benefit is no better than doing it ourselves. It might look lawful, but it is still theft in the eyes of God. View Resource

  • The End of the Wicked Devotional

    Proverbs 11:7–8

    Some people have found Proverbs unrealistic, believing that it has no place for the suffering of the righteous. as noted, however, Proverbs has a well-orbed theology that recognizes the pain of God’s people and the trouble even the most faithful individuals must endure. It also encourages us in the hope of deliverance. We may suffer for the Lord now, but we will one day be rewarded, and the wicked who oppose God and His people will receive their due. View Resource

  • The Certainty of Deliverance Devotional

    Proverbs 11:21

    If there is no day of judgment coming, all attempts to do justice now are futile. Even the best systems of justice devised by human beings are imperfect, and they sometimes fail to punish evildoers. Only a final day of judgment guarantees that the failures of our justice systems will give way to perfect justice. Our hope is not finally that justice will prevail on this side of the grave, though we work for it. Our hope is that God’s judgment will be perfect on the last day. View Resource

  • The Fulfillment of Righteous Desire Devotional

    Proverbs 11:23

    Scripture often calls us to guard our hearts, and this is not only so that we can avoid sin and the discipline it brings but also so that we would cultivate love and the rewards that come with it. God wants us to have a true, heartfelt desire to serve Him and His people, a love born of gratitude for what He has done for us and for who He is in His holy and merciful nature. Let us reflect on God’s goodness that our love for Him might grow this day. View Resource

  • Giving and Receiving Devotional

    Proverbs 11:24-26

    The honest production and sale of needed resources is an honorable way to meet the needs of others, and it therefore can bring with it a blessing. Giving away portions of our income to feed the hungry and support the work of the church can also bring with it a blessing. If we would maximize the divine blessings in our lives, then we should be looking for creative ways to give to others and provide for them what they cannot provide for themselves. View Resource