Sunday, May 12, 2013
DON’T WINK AT TROUBLE
There are going to be times when we need someone to tell us we are on the wrong path. When we get off track because we are suffering or struggling about something, it is always good to have someone around who is caring enough to bring us back. Those who tell us it’s okay or encourage us to do wrong are not the people we need in our lives. We need people who are bold enough to tell us to turn away from our obsessions and to turn back to God. We also need to be those types of people who are bold enough to speak out for God.
Proverbs 10:10 “People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, when things seem to be going wrong in our lives, it is so tempting to turn away from You and begin searching elsewhere for peace. It is easy to seek solace in the things of the world. It is easy to try to escape doing wrong in order to find a place we can get away from it all or in an attempt to fix our problem. However, we need people in our lives to help us stay focused on You. There will be times we need to be reminded You are all we need. Help us today to be bold for You to help others and be willing to listen to those who want to give us godly help when we are struggling. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Knowing that God is all we need should tell us to go to Him in all things.
When we wink at trouble, we are giving the wrong advice to others and disobeying God.
Overlooking something or someone that is going down the wrong path in life, is being disobedient to God.
We have to be bold. God wants us to stand up for Him in all things, not just when it is easy.
Going along with the crowd is easy and sometimes we have to do what is hard. We have to be bold for Christ when others are doing wrong.
Philippians 1:20 “For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die” (NLT)