Down the slippery slope

“Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.”  Proverbs 1:30-31.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Proverbs 1-3, and Romans 7.

Proverbs is a book of wisdom.

Today’s verses are the classic case of reaping what you sow.

If I choose to separate from God, and go my own way, I can expect an unpleasant consequence.

I am certain if I was asked if I wanted to separate from God, I would loudly declare that I don’t.  So how does it happen?  For me, it is when I have loosened my attachment to Him.

When I am detached from God, I go places I shouldn’t.  Sometimes I quickly figure out the mistake I’ve made and re-attach myself.  Other times I get down the wrong road apiece before the alarms go off and a turn is made and the long road back begins.

I believe that God at times puts me in situations to test my attachment to Him. Peter had numerous occasions in which his declared attachment to Jesus was asserted and then found limited.

I need to acquire the ability to discern right from wrong.  Some not-so-good things are so attractive.

Walking right with God is positively an ongoing relationship.  It cannot waver to be effective.  How can I dare to live a second apart from Him?

“Lord, thank You for Proverbs.  I am desperate for a full dose of Your wisdom and knowledge.  You gave Solomon both.  I beg You for them for me so that I will live pleasing to You in ALL things.  So many failures on my resume.  How You can love me mystifies me.  What a Savior!”

Spending too much time on the godless slippery slope?  I am.

 

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