Should we actually be living by the Word?
Do you ladies get the feeling that as a culture we are moving further and further away from the virtues of the Bible? Every time I read comments and posts on social media that becomes more and more clear. It seems that today—even as Christians— we opt for our own Biblical interpretations or what seems right based on popular culture.
The Bible warns us, "There is a way that seems right to a woman, but its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12 And, I'm not talking about being deep, weird, or downright strange. But, I am talking about being principled and doing our best to walk uprightly in a normal, meaningful, everyday way.
And it takes a little Bible reading, sisters in Christ. Not merely reading, but digesting and understanding what the Bible actually says. Moreover, not depending on what "seems" right, plausible, or what leaps to mind. We don't do this so that we can be saved—because remember grace is going to take care of that. How about walking uprightly because it is the right thing to do?
The Bible is so full of virtues. Things like:
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not please ourselves.
Let each of you not look not only to her own interests but also to the interest of others.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to do it.
And we can go on and on. I just want to encourage you... take a beat. Stop. Look at what the Bible says and what it outlines for the life of a Christian. Use the Bible for more than an encouragement to you, but also to refine and polish your life.
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and let me know what Word you're going to live by this week. Let's compare notes on how God is refining us and working in our lives.
Yours because of His love,