(Proverbs 15:24 KJV) The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
When I am driving down the road and see some debris in the lane I try to avoid it. That makes common sense. It might just be an empty cup. It might be a bag of nails. It is just a good idea to be safe. This verse implies that we can avoid or “depart from” (keep away NASB) (5493) from “hell” (Sheol NASB) (7585). We don’t forget that we are saved by grace, not our own efforts. We should also remember that God has tasked us with the responsibility to live upright lives. That means avoiding evil.
I find that if I am paying attention and driving a reasonable speed it is easier to miss the board in my lane. If I am daydreaming I might not even see it coming. If I am going too fast I may not be able to swerve safely.
So? Keep that in mind as you plan your day. We can live in faith that God is in charge. Just because the sergeant is not in charge does not mean he can march out of step.
Friday, December 15, 2017
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