Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Thought

“These six things the Lord hates; yes, seven are an abomination to Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.”  Proverb 6:16-19

Those who are justified before the Lord by faith are not immune to these things, for these things are the way of the world in which we live.  Our justification before the Lord through faith gives us every reason to avoid – indeed, hate – these very things for the damage we know they cause; but the will to resist these things still rests within us.  Our intentional and purposeful efforts to avoid these things means we choose daily which path we will follow because there are many forks in the road!  The contrast between these two paths is as clear as the contrast between night and day; between life and death.  We will walk in light – or – live in darkness.

The Lord tells us through His Word which path He despises, but we must choose every single day.  Choose well.



JT said...

I believe every single thing we do every day is a choice. We make a choice when we react to things others do and say. God bless you.

Michael said...

Well said, JT.