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Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 4

Gold Nugget
Verse 25-27: 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you. 26 Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.

Commentary
Let's look at today's gold nugget from a relationship stand point. If I am married and my wife and I are walking in the mall and I go all the way through lusting after only 2 women - Have I done good? Well, just to keep this in perspective - in this scenario, there is a model convention, cheerleader contest or anything else that I can't think of right now. Now have I done good lusting after only 2 women? Of course not. For one, lusting after women is clearly identified by Jesus as adultery in your heart. Even had Jesus not covered this, it would still be sin. How could that be? It's simple really - my wife. If I lust after even one woman, it is a direct infliction of hurt to my wife. When I go though the mall or elsewhere, I don't want to do anything to hurt her. Even if she isn't with me, I should pretend she is. I should think of how I would feel from her actions and act that way for her.  

The key point I am trying to make is the ratio of rights verses wrongs. There is no good mix. One wrong to 100 rights or one wrong to 1000 rights, either one is considered contaminated. People might consider this extreme thinking, but it isn't. I have known lots of women since I've been married and in all these years, I have not had a single affair. I have eaten over a thousand bowls of cereal, and not once with sour milk. I have been many times to the zoo and never jumped the fence where the alligators are. We can go on amazingly long streaks of proper actions when it could affect us adversely. All that tells us is that we are selfish. 

We are in a relationship with God and we don't want to do anything that would hurt Him. As a matter of fact, our greatest desire is to please Him. My life verse speaks on this subject:

 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. (2 Timothy 2:4)

All that this world has to offer, still isn't worthy of distracting us from Him. These distractions can be anything from too much TV, golfing, playing, shopping, sports, etc. We must remember that we have enlisted in the Army of the Lord and we should live our lives as if a war is raging on and the wounded are all over the battlefield. We must continue to see everyday as potentially our last. How would you spend your last day for the Lord?

Prayer
Lord, it is so easy for me to get distracted and look to the left or the right. I need to be reminded of what is at stake if I vary from the path you put before me. Father, forgive me of too many times that I have been distracted from the mission that you have sent me on. I want to fight the good fight for you, because I love you. Amen

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1 comment:

  1. 4-27 tells it like it is AMEN Freddie Rodriguez

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