“The righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.” - Proverbs 24:16 Righteous people are depicted in the book of Proverbs as those who will enjoy great success, which is one of the reasons why this collection of wise sayings receives such a focus when we consider the advantages of living according to God’s commands. Passages such as Proverbs 10:6—“Blessings are on the head of the righteous”—and Proverbs 15:29—“The Lord … hears the
What is Easter? Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter is the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be persecuted, die for our sins, and rise on the third day. (Isaiah 53). Remembering the resurrection of Jesus is a way to renew daily hope that we have victory over sin. According to the New Testament, Easter is three days after the death of Jesus on the cross. Easter follows a period of fasting
Question: "What does it mean that without vision the people perish?"
Answer: The King James Version of Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Some have used this verse to emphasize the importance of vision in leadership. Without a long-term plan—without a vision—people are doomed to wander aimlessly.
Of course, it is true that having an idea of where one is headed helps in getting there, Proverbs 29:18
There are times when God puts things in our hearts (dreams, aspirations, goals) and He gives them to us right away. There are other times, and this seems to be the majority, when God puts things in our hearts and then makes us wait. Often, we can wonder what God is doing. We can begin to ask, “Did I really hear from God?” Or perhaps the biggest question we can ask is, “God, what is taking you so long?” I have found that during those times of waiting, God prepares us for His p