Proverbs 5 – He Ponders


Proverbs 5For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Proverbs 5:21,22

Proverbs five mostly talks about staying away from the “strange woman,” but then it goes a little bit deeper, giving us a little glimpse of into the nature of sin and how it relates to God. We are told that “His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself.” We are also told that the wicked will be held by their sins.

So what is God doing in the middle of all this? Is He there, trying find reason to strike us down? Or is He there forgiving the sins? There are answers to those questions, but all we find in this chapter is that He is thinking. Yes. Thinking.

“For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.” God is thinking about we are doing. He sees and considers what we have done. This is a dreadful thing, is it not? But it is also really cool for a couple of reasons.

First of all, it means we are important to Him. If we were not important, then why would He care about what we do? And second, He doesn’t just notice what we have done wrong. “He pondereth all his goings.” He thinks about the good things we have done too!  By your choices, you can give God something great to think about!

Ethan Smith,

In Waiting for Heaven

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