The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.(Proverbs 19:22)
Father God's values seem to differ from man's natural thoughts. The holy Scriptures say that his ways are not our ways and his thoughts are higher than ours. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Almighty God's ways and thoughts higher than ours. Here is some excellent wisdom and good advice; before you or I decide to instruct God on any subject, think of the shallowness of our abilities and the vastness of Father God's character.For example in the above Scripture, Proverbs 19:22, on its face value two challenges come to mind. First of all whom do you know that has made the desire of their life to show kindness to all? Yes, I said to all; friends, family and enemies alike. Most people that you or I will meet are desirous of a vast number of personal commodities.
Then, God compares a liar with a poor man. So where is the connection? Here we find another example of choices: lying or truthfulness.. The Lord Jesus always is putting a great value on our eternal soul. Weakness of the flesh, self desires and lying are all hellish and will perish with the using of the same. An awareness of one's life in pure and holy activities will produce peace, joy and eternal life.
Beloved today is quickly becoming yesterday and our tomorrows will fly with Eagles wings. Acknowledge God as your Father in all your ways; then kindness and truth will prevail. Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder