Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the Cure, the Key, the Answer


Proverbs 3:7-8
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.

Fear the Lord. You read a verse in Sunday School that says to "fear the Lord" and then your teacher asks you what that means. "Well you aren't supposed to be afraid of God; it means to honor and respect Him." While I do believe that fearing God does mean to honor and respect Him, I also believe that we should also have a healthy fear of Him if we are living in sin. When we sin, we are sinning against the Creator of the Universe, God Almighty, and that should induce some fear. I think that helps us not to sin. Because sin isn't as tempting when you know the consequences.

Do not be wise in your own eyes. That's a hard one. As Christians, it's easy to think of ourselves as "higher" or more "righteous" than others. Ecclesiastes 7:20 says, "Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous." We are all sinners; all in need of a Savior. I am just as bad any as any other person.

Shun evil; any and every hint of it. We are to keep ourselves pure and as sinless as possible. As children of God, we should not allow any kind of evil in our life. In forms of books, music, movies, friends, blogs; we are to purge that get rid of all of it to bring ourselves closer to the Lord.

The benefit? Health and nourishment to our body. God is serious and practical. When you are humble, fear the Lord, and shun evil, you stay away from harmful things. God says not to defile our bodies; our temples. When you do that, you won't get into drugs, alcohol, sex before marriage... and you will be healthy. I love that God is like that! He is so smart and He knows what He is talking about. God doesn't tell us to do things that don't make sense. He instructs us through His Word that is practical and for our good. The answer, the key to a long, fulfilled life is obeying Christ and His Word. What an amazing God we serve, who loves us enough to show us Truth.

In His Love,

1 comment:

Becky said...

Great Post!

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