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To fear the Lord is to hate evil

(I have been isolating verses as I work my way through Proverbs.  I settle on a verse each morning and then write thoughts that come to me regarding the chosen verse.)

God’s garden

“To fear the Lord is to hate evil.” Proverbs 8:13

Why am I spending any time watching Chicago PD?  If I swim in those waters, I’m going to get covered with what I see. There is a barrage of evil. 

I love God.  I MUST immerse myself in Godly things. I want to come away from the time stronger, not weaker.

I should be troubled by the evil I see in me.  Fearing God shines a bright light on everything.

Fearing God will help me choose the roads He want me on.  Loose from God lessens my care about the choices I make.

I rationalize that I can revert and resist the consequences of impulsive choices.  I can’t. I am a product of the choices I make.

I cannot live rightly without His guidance.  I want His guidance before I choose a course of action.

My relationship to Him must be ongoing.  Separation does NOT make the heart grow fonder. Separation, instead, makes the heart wander and wandering sets me up for Satan’s guidance.  Enough of that!

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Hate evil (Proverbs 8:13)

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Proverbs 7-9 & Romans 9)

“To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.”  Proverbs 8:13

What lessons are there for me in this Scripture?

I must elevate my dislike for evil.  I cannot tolerate it in myself.

“Search me, O Lord.”  I must regularly beg God to examine me closely and reveal to me areas that are out of synch with His wishes.

I must be driven to be clean in His sight.  There cannot be any comfort in living otherwise.

I should also be on full alert for things in my midst that lead me into temptation and evil.  I must be very conscious of evil attractions and run from them.

GK Chesterton was born on May 28th.  God gave him the ability to write.

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