Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
But those who keep the law strive with them.
One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is when we find ourselves in the company of bad people. Recently I had to take a stand against the words of a friend which I could not stand in silence against. We endeavour to be patient and show kindness, and if pushed we will make a stand of sorts against evil. Such circumstances are never easy, and can be more difficult if we are not secure in God’s Word.
The Word of God is our power source and wisdom for all circumstances; if we are regularly feeding on it we are armed for what lies ahead for each day. In contrast if we are lax in our devotion to His Word, we are weak and vulnerable to the works of evil in life. The Word of God is the source of all discernment for the believer; through it we can recognise wickedness. Being able to recognise the works of Satan we can bring God’s wisdom to bear on them, in our demeanour and our speech. Without the power of His Word working in us we can be easily mislead into the error of inadvertently supporting evil.
Dear reader, be steeped in His Word every day before you read the news or leave the house. In it we are armed and ready for what awaits us from our enemy. Facing evil we can then “strive with” it; which is to contend with it in God’s Word, to mobilize the forces of Heaven against our enemy Satan. By stirring up righteousness in our reactions we are strengthened, shining brightly for God our Father in all we do each day.
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