Proverbs 13:19 “The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.”
There is some fool in all of us.
To deny it would be to deny the existence of sin in our life. We are all sinners, but let me say at the outset that if we are God’s child, we should say; we are saints who sometimes sin. The Bible tells us as much.
But reading today that to depart from evil is looked upon as an abomination by fools, I have to admit, there is a bit of fool in me.
Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”
We are all addicted to one sin or another. We can compare with others but be unwise in doing so. No, the better part of wisdom would be to admit our part freely and engage our Heavenly Father to do His.
But in the neglect to engage, God calls us fools.
The more significant thought is that we see the righteousness and the doing of right as an abomination.
We often justify our behavior from the viewpoint of that of the victim. Our upbringing, situation, circumstances, or another person, place, or thing to whom we can shift the blame.
Do we value what others think of us so much that we neglect the fact that any good they may see in us is all because of Him???
Romans 7:18 “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”
Paul’s very raw revelation in chapter seven of Romans opens the door for our own transparency and honesty. He shares with us the inner struggle we all face. But as we are privy to his processing, he concludes that it can only be Christ alone that must perform through him.
Our enemy gets us to believe we fail because we should accomplish God’s will in our own power. Neglecting the power available to us is like tying our hands behind our back. Success is ours if we would but yield to God’s will and simply obey.
Having a proper view of sin is key to gaining victory over Satan’s lies.
As a saved child of God, we have so much given to us. Forgiveness of sin, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, access to the throne of God, being made joint-heirs with Jesus Christ, should cause us to rest in the fact that all have provided.
Yet, when we stray from God, our hearts are easily deceived from within and without.
My heart melts, thinking I would view the doing of right as an abomination and the things of God as a boon.
My God has done all for me. He rightfully deserves our best.