Proverb for the Day 3:25-26 — He Got Me!

25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, 26 for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.

These two verses conclude a short section from father to son about how life can be — when we’re connected to wisdom, understanding, sound judgment and discretion (:21).

Admittedly, there’s some question as to whether these bad things are happening to or coming from “the wicked.” But verse 25 is very clear that we won’t need to be concerned!

Together, these verses offer a compelling promise of safety — mental (“have no fear”) and physical (“the LORD…will keep your foot from being snared”) — when “sudden disaster or…ruin” shows up. We can be certain about this because “the LORD will be at your side.”

As the Apostle Paul wrote, “If God be for us, who can be against us” (Romans 8:31). So, if all this is true — I must be bullet-proof!

Well, not exactly!

While I don’t need to have any fear — that doesn’t mean I won’t. I’ll have to choose to trust Him!

And He will keep my foot from any trap — as long as I don’t jump out there on my own best thinking and get caught up!

God really does have everything under control — but me!

In His wisdom, He’s given us all authentic freedom of choice — with each choice bringing its own consistent and inevitable benefits or consequences.

No fear…safe steps…every day! My choice!