Saturday, April 21, 2012

Proverbs from A to Z - S

S is for Satisfied  - (meditation by Cheryl)


The fear of the Lord leads to life,
and whoever has it rests
he will not be visited by harm.
Proverbs 19:23

I had to ponder this scripture because every translation I read seemed to say something different! My interpretation is simply that when we fear and respect the Lord we will be satisfied in the life He has given us. We will still have adversity and trouble with sin in our lives but we will react to these situations with a healthier outlook because we know the Lord is with us. To be satisfied means to be content, free of doubt, assured that our needs will be met. All these things can be ours if only we trust in the Lord and are willing to allow Him to lead us through life. Harm may still come to us, as this is not a perfect world, but one day, if we believe, we will be safe and secure in the arms of our Lord.  

Reflection on Proverb by Cheryl Andreus, member of 1st Writes.


  1. Cheryl,
    I agree. "Not be visited by harm" doesn't mean never have trouble. It means the enemy does not win. Our souls are secure in Christ.

  2. I have a friend who is going through something awful right now, and even in her circumstances she is still reverent to God. While most would consider this "harm," she still musters up a smile and praises through her turmoil. This verse made me think of her. While she is obviously to everyone else being visited by harm, she genuinely is satisfied in knowing this is not the end of her. Great post. Gonna have to share this with her.

    1. F.,
      It sounds like your friend has a strong trust in God. What a testimony to others. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us.

  3. Knowing what I know about the trials you are going through, Cheryl, your post is especially meaningful for you are living the truth behind it. Thank you for sharing this with us.