Reid Week 2 Proverbs 10:3
Proverbs 10:3 stood out to me during the second week's reading. I had alternated my daily reading between the NIV and the NKJV while working through Proverbs. One thing that I appreciated about the NKJV was the use of the word soul in places that the NIV used heart. I had a radar out for when the word soul popped up in the NKJV. I have been challenged with the idea and importance of taking care of my soul and it's well being. This particular verse offered me some insight as God's concern for my soul's well being. Proverbs 10:3 NKJV, "The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, but He casts away the desires of the wicked."
The Lord is mindful of the righteous, those in right standing with Him. God won't let their soul go unfulfilled. Sometimes I sense a need for more fulfillment, that I'm lacking in my soul. Often this feeling is associated with pain, suffering or disappointment. God will allow me to experience these things , but He won't let it starve.
The desires of the wicked are cast away-thrown off and discarded. These desires have no place in God's presence.
This verse speaks to me in the sense that the righteous will feel the need for fulfillment. That desire will remain and the struggle will exist to be content with the fulfillment that God gives.
The challenge is for me to trust that God will bring fulfillment to my soul. Trusting that he won't let my soul famish is a true demonstration of faith.