A Means to an End

Reading For Today: Proverb Chapter 11

Gold Nugget
Verse 19: 
As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.”

Commentary
“What comes around goes around” does not always have a negative connotation. One of the most quoted scriptures is found in Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. This verse goes well with today’s “gold nugget”, As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.” The path you take on earth is heading to either life or death. There isn't an in-between, middle road or option “C”. I've struggled with trying to be healthy over the years. It's been and up and down battle, but one thing I've found to be true is I’m either getting thinner or getting fatter. I know that there is a place of maintaining your weight, but that is option “C” and I have determined it doesn't exist for me. When I pull up to the drive thru and can choose either a cheeseburger or a grilled chicken sandwich without mayo, I'm deciding right then whether to get fatter or thinner. Now I am not saying that the decision you make today will determine either end so abruptly, but continued practicing of one or the other will bring the truth of this passage in Romans and today’s “gold nugget” into play. A verse that always seems to make its way into these devotions comes to mind once again and seems appropriate. It is one that if truly adopted into our thinking, would transform our entire approach to living. “7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:7-8)

Prayer
Lord, our decisions do have effects, both short term and long term. Help us to truly grasp the importance of gaining the spiritual maturity to benefit from applying this truth to our daily living. Amen

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