Proverbs 4:25(KJV)

"Show Your Colors" Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Proverbs 4:25. In Pilgrim's Progress there is a character called Pliable. Youth, shun this character. Those represented by it are very accommodating, but they are as a reed shaken by the wind. They possess no will power. Every youth needs to cultivate decision. A divided state of the will is a snare, and will be the ruin of many youth. Be firm, else you will be left with your house, or character, built upon a sandy foundation. Manifest decision at any cost. Those who would walk in the path cast up for the chosen of the Lord, must not be swayed in the matters of conscience by men who have often been zealous for the wrong. They must show moral independence, and must not be afraid to be singular. Many are changed by every current. They wait to hear what someone else thinks, and his opinion is accepted as altogether true. If they would lean wholly upon God, they would grow strong in His strength; but they do not say to the Lord, I cannot make any decision until I know Thy will. Their natural inclination is to allow another to be conscience for them; and they speak after he has spoken, saying what he says, and acting as he acts. When these persons are placed in circumstances where they must think and act for themselves, they dare not express any decided opinion. Yet often, like Aaron, they have much ability. God pity such weaklings. We must free ourselves from the customs and bondage of society, that when the principles of our faith are at stake, we shall not hesitate to show our colors, even though we are called singular for so doing. Keep the conscience tender, that you may hear the faintest whisper of the voice that spoke as never man spoke. Let all who would wear the yoke of Christ show an inflexible purpose to do right because it is right. Keep the eye fixed on Jesus, inquiring at every step, Is this the way of the Lord? The Lord will not leave any one who does this, to become the sport of Satan's temptation. Do not imitate men. Study your Bibles, and imitate Christ. The Review and Herald, May 9, 1899. From Our High Calling - Page 341 #DailyDevotional #December012022
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MORNING DEW DEVOTIONAL October 18, 2022 Tuesday MOVE AWAY FROM DISTRACTIONS (1) Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Proverbs 4:25 There are distractions every minister of God must move away from in order to fulfill his ministry he’s been called into. One of such is disunity. When there’s always argument among brethren, the work of God will be affected. This is actually the goal of the enemy, to stop the work of God. Psalm 133:1-3 says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! There are great benefits to the body of Christ when brethren dwell and carry out the work of Christ in unity. Paul pointed out to us in Ephesians 4:1-3 in his words, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” We’ve all been made differently, with different gifts and talents, and then, with the human nature surfacing itself, we can begin to think we are better than others. This is bound to happen every now and then, and so the Spirit of God through Paul’s writing admonished us to keep the unity of the faith. Don’t look at yourself better than others. We’ve all been called according to God’s purpose. How you are and what you are able to do is according to God’s purpose for you, so with our differences, we are to dwell together in unity. PRAYER Dear Father, your word is a great guide to me, illuminating my path, and causing me to walk in righteousness. I walk in unity among the brethren, working together to achieve your great purpose on earth in Jesus name, Amen. FURTHER BIBLE STUDY James 3:16, Galatians 5:13, 26 ONE YEAR BIBLE READING John 6:1-40, Micah 5-7 #hopgc #hopgc_global #morningdew #dailydevotional #gospel
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