Proverbs 26 6-26-18

Christ has called us to pursue righteousness and holiness–but we must make the effort. His Spirit gives us the power!

Proverbs 26:11-12 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

Gross verse, huh? But, it’s a pretty accurate description of us when we return to sin, especially chronic sin. What is a chronic sin, you ask? It is anything that keeps us on the throne of our lives and Jesus in the background. For instance, WE decide when (or if) we will read our Bibles; WE decide what we will do today; WE decide how we will answer someone or repay an injustice. As someone pointed out to me the other day, “I” is in the middle of SIN.

[12] Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

We must understand that we are spiritually blind, deaf and dumb (without spiritual knowledge). We only know what is revealed to us by the Spirit–and He usually only reveals the next step! For us, it is more about becoming than arriving. So, let’s work today on becoming more like Jesus!

1 Timothy 6:11-12 But you, man of God, flee from all this [the desire of worldly pleasures, esp. getting rich], and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. [12] Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Let’s confess Christ as LORD of our lives today!

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