Gleanings from the Proverbs: There is no success Against the Lord!


Proverbs 21:30: There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.

Amen, and amen! Let all who know and love the LORD Jehovah say, “Amen!” Here is one of the best statements of truth and declarations of doctrine.

He alone is God, and no one in heaven or earth can resist or question Him. Glory! He does His own will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. Glory! Confess any rebellion. Humble yourself at His feet. Praise and worship Him forever.

He reduced the greatest monarch in the history of the world to a grass-eating ox, until that man blessed and praised Him as the King of heaven (Dan 4:1-37). It is recorded in the chronicles of the Babylonian Empire. It was published throughout the whole earth in every known language to every known nation. That mighty monarch wrote:

34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honoured and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?” 36 At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honour and splendour were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble. – (Dan 4:34-37).

Here is the beginning of wisdom, the fountain of understanding and the source of knowledge. Fully believing the sovereignty of the LORD Jehovah is the essential basis for right thinking and right living. Let all of us take careful heed.

Mighty Pharaoh, absolute king and god of Egypt, said to Jehovah’s preacher, Moses, “Who is the LORD that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go” (Ex 5:2). After ravaging his nation with ten plagues and killing the nation’s firstborn, the LORD took the wheels off Pharaoh’s chariot and let him drown, before suffocating him under the waters of the Red Sea.

Benhadad, king of Syria, thought Jehovah and Israel were limited to fighting on hills, but God destroyed his army in the plain and by a falling wall (I Kings 20:22-30). King Ahab thought he could disguise himself in battle and overthrow the LORD’s prophecy of his death, but Jehovah sent a random arrow through a crack in his armour (I Kings 22:30-40). Sennacherib, king of Assyria, blasphemed Jehovah profanely. He lost his army in a single night to the angel of the LORD, and his own sons murdered him, while he was asking his pagan idol god why he had lost the battle so shamefully against Israel (II Chr 32:21).

Herod the Great thought he could avoid God’s King by killing the children of Bethlehem, but he died miserably a few months later, with Jesus safe in Egypt (Matt 2:1-20). Herod Agrippa I allowed the fawning citizens of Tyre and Sidon to flatter him as divine while seeking political favours, but God killed him and had him eaten by worms (Ac 12:20-23).

The Jews conspired to kill Jesus and eliminate this righteous Man from their nation, but He returned with armies to miserably destroy those murderers and burn up their city (Matt 22:1-7). They cried, “We will not have this man to reign over us” (Luke 19:14); they said, “His blood be on us, and on our children” (Matt 27:25). And so it was! Jesus reigned over them anyway and avenged His blood on them in 70 AD with Roman armies.

The LORD Jehovah is King of kings! He is Lord of lords! President around the world, Prime Ministers, Parliaments, Supreme Courts, and all other elected and appointed officials of governments around the world should humble themselves before Him. Any legislation, interpretation, or action contrary to His expressed will in the Holy Scriptures will soon receive frightful and horrific destruction.

Korah and his cronies thought they could bark against Moses, so the LORD opened the earth and swallowed them and their families alive (Num 16:1-34). Ananias and Sapphira thought they could lie regarding their real estate proceeds and church giving, but the LORD killed them (Ac 5:1-11). My dear friend, do you honour the messenger God has sent you?

God is the Potter; humanity is simply clay (Rom 9:21). Men do not have the right to even question Him (Rom 9:20). He chooses some human clay for objects of His wrath and power by destroying them, and He chooses other human clay for objects of His glory and mercy (Rom 9:22-24). Humble yourself before Him. Beg for mercy.

Evolutionists reject a Creator, but they cannot evolve away death and their appointment to meet Him at the horrifying bar of divine Justice (Heb 9:27). Suicidal fools think they can end their guilt-producing conscience by self-murder, only to wake up facing the Dread Sovereign of Heaven declaring that murder deserves an eternal, conscious hell!

Adam and Eve thought they could cover their guilt and shame with fig leaves and hide among the trees of the Garden from Jehovah, just as men try to cover their sins and hide to this day. But they were discovered and condemned! Jonah thought he could escape his call to the ministry by fleeing to Tarshish, but the LORD sent a whale to correct Him!

There is no wisdom against the LORD’s wisdom, so choose His wisdom (Ps 119:128; Is 8:20). There is no wisdom against the LORD’s providence, so humbly accept your circumstances with composure and contentment (Phil 4:11; I Tim 6:6). There is no wisdom against the LORD’s judgment, so obey Him with a cheerful heart (Num 32:23).

Do not imagine or think for a minute that you can sin and escape Him knowing and judging your sin. Do not deceive yourself that you can compromise His rules of wisdom and succeed. Do not think you can take precautionary measures to deliver yourself from His judgment. Do not imagine that you have discovered better wisdom than His Scriptures. Rather than resist or rebel, repent and reform. Maybe He will have mercy.

How will you escape the LORD? What are you devising against His word even today? Be sure your sin will find you out. Does your hypocrisy deceive Him? Will you weigh your good works before Him? Will you move Him with emotion in the Day of Judgment? You are lying to yourself, if you trust any of these delusions. Beg Him for mercy, now!

Neither horses (Ps 33:17), chariots (Ps 20:7), princes, nor men (Ps 146:3-4) can deliver you. You will stand naked before His throne of judgment suspended by His mere will, for heaven and earth will have fled from His face, and He will judge your every deed (Rev 20:11-15). Humble yourself before Him today, believe His Word, confess your sins, and beg His mercy. Stand in awe, and sin not (Ps 4:4). Prepare to meet thy God (Amos 4:12).

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