Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Insulated!

 3Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
 4Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
 5Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up. 

Insulated!

Does there ever come a time in the Christian life when we are insulated from the devices of the wicked? Do we ever reach that state of spiritual maturity where we do not need to be afraid of the temptations of the world?

If we ever reach the point where we believe we are beyond falling, we are truly in trouble! No matter how great our love for Christ, no matter how long we have been a Christian, our sin natures are such that sin always lies right at the door of our hearts, ready to spring upon our unsuspecting souls.

Like us, David faced the same dilemma, and thus we hear him cry: Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity. How, then, are we to be insulated from these temptations?

Those of this world do not regard the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands. They do not understand that this world belongs to God, and that the day will come when He will destroy the wicked, and not allow them to rise again! 

Let us pray that each day, we may set forth upon our duties in the strength and power of the Lord. We may not have the ability to fight the devices of the wicked, but God does! Our strength, both now and forever, lies in the hands of the Lord. He is the only one who can insulate us from the wickedness of the world that surrounds us on every side.

What an amazing God we have!

God Bless You,
Linda

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