Do you ever act surprised when you get in trouble for being bad?


Proverbs 6:15. therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.

Sometimes people seem surprised when they are acting terribly and then something terrible happens to them. But they shouldn’t be surprised. Solomon is telling his children that wicked people, people who have twisted hearts (6:14) and crooked speech (6:12), should expect that suddenly these things can catch up to them and destroy their lives. He calls it calamity. Have you ever heard the word calamity before? It means destruction or disaster.

Solomon is reminding us of the “sowing and reaping” principle. We reap what we sow. If we sow (plant) apples, we reap apples. If we sow trouble, we reap trouble. If we sow meanness, we reap meanness. If we sin without turning to God for healing, we may be broken beyond healing.  For example if you are mean to your friends all the time, don’t be surprised if one day they stop being your friends. And don’t be surprised if that relationship is broken beyond healing. Unfixable.

The good news is that our relationship with God is never broken beyond healing, that is, if you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior. Have you? If you haven’t there is a great day of calamity coming. All who reject Jesus will face destruction for their sin. But all who call upon the name of the Lord Jesus will be saved from calamity. From brokenness. Trusting in Jesus means no doom, no wrath, no punishment, no separation from God. Trusting in Jesus means living with God forever, healed and whole, and full of his love.

Because of Jesus we don’t ever have to face calamity.

With Jesus we can constantly turn from sin and avoid being broken.


Listen to the song Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus together.


Jesus, I don’t want to face calamity. Thank you that with you I don’t have to. Amen.


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