Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
To fear or reverence and respect God is wisdom. Understanding what you know about God will result in your departing from evil.
Who determines what is evil? Can that be voted upon by society? Is it a societal norm or a divine decree? God determines what is right and wrong. He establishes truth.
We can’t just vote on or make culturally acceptable something because there is in the end a divine judge. He created the universe and all that is in it! He will hold His creation accountable for their respect for and understanding of Him and His Word.
How often does God, His will, His Word, or His opinion come into your thoughts? How often do you wonder, what does God think about this? How often do you respect God enough to read His Word?
I am not talking about religion or cultural mores and norms but God’s Word. Church and religious people have given us many things that simply aren’t in the Bible. They often give God a bad name because they do not accurately reflect what He actually said.
So the homework for today is to answer the following questions!
Do you reverence and respect God? That means do you take into account that He is watching you and will ultimately judge all of your actions and behavior?
Do you get into His word to learn what He thinks about things? Do you have a time that you dedicate to seeking Him each day?
Does your time with God cause any changes in the way you think and act? After all if you understand then you will depart from evil and you understand that is “what He calls evil!”
I challenge you today to get under the sound of good, strong, Bible preaching like you will find at Vision! I challenge you to get into your Bible every day and read in a disciplined, orderly way the Bible. Learn and grow in wisdom and understanding!