Proverbs 10: 3 – “The Lord will not let the Godly go hungry, but He refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.”
The book of Proverbs is not a book on Christian doctrine, but a book of moral truth. It includes a vast amount of material and knowledge that can be applied personally to follow a godly life. The word proverb comes from the Hebrew word meaning “to rule or to govern.” We should allow these proverbs to govern our lives.
Will we ever go hungry in life? I’m sure that most all of us can say we have at some point. However, what I’d like to focus on is the second part of this proverb. – “He refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.”
Let’s think about the wicked . . . sinners (that includes us). Think about the last sin you committed…was it fun during the act? It seems that when we sin, the “enjoyment” of it only lasts temporarily. In fact, as soon as the sin has been violated and over with, the flesh (our body) wants more of it. Worse yet, the more often that sin is committed, the easier it gets, and the more the flesh wants. It seems to be an unending, losing situation. Remember – “He refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.”
Now, let’s go back to the first part of the proverb – “The Lord will not let the Godly go hungry.” Frequently, I speak to fellow Christians about my walk with the Lord. It seems that when we do fellowship, worship, and speak about the Lord and to Him, our souls are refreshed. Not just during the time that we are together worshipping the Lord, but for a long time following it. The Lord has made us so that when we do right, we feel right. Our soul is refreshed during worship and our bodies are made new again in Him.
Remember Matthew 18:20 “where two or three have come together in my name, I am there among them.” Take time to be with another and come into the presence of the Lord. Let Him refresh your souls today, don’t go hungry!