Daily Bible Reading for Sunday, February 18th:

Proverbs 23:17-18 – Heaven


17 Don’t envy sinners,
but always respect the Lord.
18 Then you will have hope for the future,
and your wishes will come true.
–  Proverbs 23:17-18 NCV

The NCV does not have the correct gist of what this verse is about:

17 Let not thy heart envy sinners; But be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day long:

 18 For surely there is a reward; And thy hope shall not be cut off.Proverbs 23:17-18 ASV

Christians have the promise of heaven. Jesus said in John 14:2
“In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” We have no need to accumulate riches while we labor in this earthly life, but this life is the best that sinners can hope for.


About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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