"Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy."
(Proverbs 6:14-15 KJV)
"These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: …An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,"
(Proverbs 6:16, 18 KJV)
Being quick to do mischief is truly an abomination for God created goodness and love. We know God is Awesome and is merciful to those who attempt to resist evil but fall into it anyway. But He hates the practice of those who throw restraint to the wind and do evil on purpose or by plan. The idea that is presented here implies enjoyment and experience in wrongdoing, and looking for an opportunity to do evil. This person loves to make trouble for others! It is mischief!
These people often say when caught that they "were just having fun". But the consequences may be immense for the person that received the mischief. Our Awesome God knows whether it was done for fun without thinking of the consequences or whether it was planned for evil. Although the consequences are often scattered to several generations, mischief makers are people to avoid!
Our God is Awesome and aware of these people who do things on purpose and laugh at the consequences. We need to remember that "…calamity (shall) come suddenly;" and God will judge these mischief makers for what they do. We need to remember as we encounter them that vengeance is the Lord's, not ours. Our Awesome God will see that they are brought to justice. Pray that you don't ever do something "for fun" without thinking of the consequences. God rules and mischief does not bring "fun" for those who suffer the consequences. Be sure your "fun" is fun.
Our Awesome God is a loving, generous God who wants the best for all people. That is why He has a purpose for each person He puts on earth. Mischief is not God's purpose for you or anyone else. Are you living to create mischief, thinking it is "fun?" The consequences aren't always "fun."
LWBC is a loving church that tries to live by Biblical principles while encouraging all its members to do the same. Join us for church in the Sanctuary this coming Sunday at 10:30 AM. We also have Bible Study on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Sunday evening at 6:00 PM with AWANA, a program for children. Our programs are varied but we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible that Jesus Christ died for you, taking your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill