Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. (Proverbs 4:14-17)
Have you experience a conversation with someone who insulted your intelligence while talking to you, about you, but appear to be speaking about someone else? Has anyone ever sent you an e-mail, or a text message, with subtle words to bait you into replying negatively?
If so, do not take the bait! Remember, “For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.”
I experienced the above, and in my ignorance, I responded with my emotions even though my words were not sinful. I encourage you to not waste your intellectual energy on those who entertain foolishness, those who are foolish, and those who deliver the devil’s deadly deceptions.
Maintaining our integrity is crucial as followers of Jesus the Christ. A perfect example is a conversation between Job and his wife. “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!” He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman… in all this, Job did not sin in what he said. (Job 2:9-10a). He did not entertain foolishness, and neither should we.
Deceptive fishermen are loyal to their father, the devil. We are in times where he instructs them with any means necessary to make us fall and sin against God. I learned how to keep my emotions on a leash understanding that my life is more than playing games with those who enjoy walking in darkness.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:29-30)
I encourage you not to respond to foolishness and sin against God. There is not one person, or anything, that is worth us losing our soul. Let us use the word of God to keep our spiritual journey on the Narrow Road.
I am thankful to God for life and time to continue growing in His word, and with controlling my emotions and not falling for the devil’s deadly deceptions. What about you?
Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in Heaven, and you are on earth, so let your words be few. (Ecclesiastes 5:2)
Few words speak volume — Tangie T. Woods
Real silence is silence without words, silence that speak words in silence and silence that talks better than words. ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
There are some people that should stay quiet because they understand. As there are those that should stay quiet because they don’t understand. Some things are better left unsaid or voiced. ― Anthony Liccione
WE ARE NOT ALONE; GOD IS WITH US!