Words Overthrown

Series: Proverbs

by D. Marion Clark February 18, 2014 Scripture: Proverbs 22:12

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he overthrows the words of the traitor.

God watches over knowledge as a shepherd watches over his flock. Far from fearing knowledge, Christians should above all nurture it and strive to grow in knowledge, for God is the God of truth. It is good to grow in all the fields of knowledge, except for learning the ways to sin. That is really the only knowledge that Adam and Eve gained. They learned to think like Satan.

Such knowledge God despises and he will turn against the one who uses it. Let us remember this as we worry over evil men getting away with wickedness. God will overthrow them, most often in this lifetime, but with ultimate finality after death. It is that second death that Christ tells us to fear, which awaits the wicked.

The traitor thinks he is getting away with his treachery. All that he is doing is storing up God's wrath that will be carried out. God is not blind to our sin, nor will he be mocked. Do not be jealous of the traitor or anyone who uses deceit. Rather, all the more determine to speak the truth and to uphold knowledge, especially the knowledge that is of Jesus Christ.