04 February, 2017

Proverbs 3:33—“The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.”



The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just (Proverbs 3:33 KJV).


(I)

Rev. Herman Hoeksema

[Source: Protestant Reformed Theological Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, December 1968]

Again “the just” and “the wicked” are contrasted. Corresponding to this contrast is “to bless” and “to curse.” The idea of the text is that Jehovah’s curse, his damning power, dwells in the house of the wicked. No matter how that house may appear, the curse of Jehovah dwells in it. But the dwelling place of the righteous is the home of God’s blessing.

There is no exception to this text. Wherever you have the house of the wicked, however right and abundant it may appear, there you have the curse of Jehovah; and wherever the righteous dwell, in whatever circumstances you may meet them, there is Jehovah’s blessing. Again I ask, where is common grace?


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(II)

More to come! (DV)


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