Steering Clear


1 Thessalonians 5:22 says “abstain from all appearance of evil

 When it comes to appearances, we all like to dress pretty, we decorate our homes, we decorate our offices at work, it’s all about appearances with us and why is that?

Do we really put that much value into looks? I believe we do; we judge things by their appearances, we even judge people by their appearances, we do that because we have a hard time accepting people for who they are.

What the scripture is telling us is that the very thing that we like about appearance will be our downfall. Remember just because it looks good does not mean it is good, for example if a person has a problem with alcohol. They should not be hanging out in places that serve alcohol for they will be tempted to have a drink. If you have a problem with gossiping, then you must refrain from others who engage in such matters.

We have an enemy who lurks around us trying to tempt us from the very thing that the Lord delivered you from. So, before you say yes to something look at it first to see if it’s a temptation for you. And if it is then walk away. Don’t think that you cannot be tempted because all men can be tempted. That is why we are to avoid everything that has an appearance of evil, so we won’t be tempted to fall. AMEN

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    Wow! I love this – very well stated and so true

  2. desirayl says:

    hello there Mary, So glad you like the devotion. Have a bless weekend.

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