(Proverbs 4:27 KJV) Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
I like the way the KJV expresses the second part of this verse.
By using “remove” (5493) rather than “turn” (NASB second time) you are reminded that there will be times in life when you will step in it. You can be as careful as is humanly possible. You can plan and focus. You can be going in the right direction. You still get it on your shoe.
In the defining of the word you find the suggestions of “leave undone” and “retract.” We are reminded that God has built in allowances for those times when we find ourselves touched by evil. Our part is repentance and revival. God’s part is forgiveness, cleansing and restoration.
So? If you suddenly wake up to where you are and say to yourself, “This is wrong.” Admit the same thing to God, retract and move ahead. That is the kind of real life perfection God desires.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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