Make a Donation
About The Author
Holy Day Calendar
Free Online Bibles
Bible Reading Plan
Thursday, May 21 2015
Proverbs 24: The Proverbs Prophecies
"Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out"
All of the Holy Scriptures are prophetic to some degree. Even at the beginning, in Genesis, the return of the Messiah (written many centuries before He was born as a man) and His rule over all nations at the establishment of the Kingdom of God, was known and written. Jacob knew it. Abraham knew it.
"49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. ... 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." (Genesis 49:1,10 KJV)
So too, the applied righteous wisdom of the Proverbs is the means to be in the right place when the day of reckoning comes - and to not be in the place where the evil are going to end up if they don't repent. Proverbs is filled with encouragements to the righteous and warnings to the unrepentant - toward that end time.
It doesn't matter how "successful" the deceived and the evil may seem to become in Satan's dead-end world - all of that is going to be obliterated by the LORD when He returns and establishes the Kingdom of God (What Gospel Did Jesus Preach? and The LORD God Our Saviour).
Note, in the prophecies of the Proverbs, how the salvation of the righteous is contrasted with the destruction of the wicked. As well, in the meantime, "Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out."
"24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. 24:2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Fact Finder: As stated in the Proverbs, "the candle of the wicked shall be put out" (verse 20 above). How must the righteous care for their "light"?
This Day In History, May 21
293: Roman Emperors Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius and Diocletian began to reign as a Tetrarchy, meaning "four rulers" (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).
878: Syracuse, Italy, was captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.
996: Otto III was crowned Holy Roman Emperor (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) by Pope Gregory V. Gregory's actual name was Bruno of Carinthia; he was the first German pope and a cousin of Otto (see Emperors and Popes and The Struggle For The Papacy; also Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1471: King Henry VI was murdered in the Tower of London during the Wars of the Roses. Edward IV took the throne.
1502: Portuguese explorer Joao da Nova discovered the island later known as Saint Helena.
1536: The General Assembly of Geneva, Switzerland officially embraced Protestantism by accepting the "evangelical faith" of the Swiss reformers.
1554: Queen Mary I granted a royal charter to Derby School to be established as a grammar school for boys in Derby, England.
1809: The Battle of Aspern-Essling, Napoleon's first serious personal defeat, fought between a French and allied army of 73,000 men, and 115,000 Austrians under Archduke Charles around the towns of Aspern and Essling near Vienna. Austrian loses were 23,400 men, French losses over 23,000.
1856: The town of Lawrence, Kansas was burned by pro-slavery forces.
1894: England's Manchester Ship Canal was officially opened by Queen Victoria.
1939: The Canadian National War Memorial was unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the mother of Queen Elizabeth II) in Ottawa. Canada immediately joined with Britain in the war against Adolf Hitler a few months later (Canada had 1 million men and women in the military during the war and 3 aircraft carriers from that era), at the start of the Second World War in September 1939 (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars; see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1940: British tank forces attacked German General Erwin Rommel's 7th Panzer Division at Arras, slowing his blitzkrieg of France.
1946: Nuclear weapons physicist Louis Slotin was fatally irradiated during an experiment with the "Demon core" (a 14 pound mass of plutonium that was detonated in an experimental atomic explosion a few weeks later) at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
1956: The U.S. exploded the first airborne weapon of mass destruction with a hydrogen bomb over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
1960: 5,700 people were killed in southern Chile by the by one of the strongest earthquakes on record: magnitude 9.5
1982: During the Falklands War, a British amphibious assault led to the Battle of San Carlos.
1991: Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a bomb hidden in a bouquet of flowers while campaigning in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu.
2001: France (by means of the "Taubira law") officially declared the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.
2003: An earthquake in northern Algeria killed over 2,000 people.