2 Chronicles 33:18-34:33 / Romans 16:8-27 / Psalm 26:1-12 / Proverbs 20:19

Romans 16:19

“For your obedience has become known to all.  Therefore, I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.”

Satan loves creating a world of gray confusion.  He whispers to us that sin isn’t that big of a big deal, and that it certainly won’t hurt us nearly as much as what God says it will (sounds like his conversation with Eve in the Garden of Eden).  He loves it when we question God’s truth, and hopes that with each seed of doubt he can plant, we’ll make choices that are just close enough to the truth to slide under the radar without God noticing.  He loves it when he can get us to compromise, believing “all of God’s rules and way too picky and too hard to follow”.  Satan lives on the “line” – the wrong side of “boundary line”.  He continuously beckons us to leave the safety of the Lord’s truth and join him where the grass appears greener.

Okay, enough about that.  HERE’S WHAT GOD SAYS:

“If you want to experience TRUE FREEDOM, TRUE PEACE and become the amazing people I created you to be, you’ve got to GET SMART.  You need to KNOW ME, KNOW MY WORD and LEARN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE (This comes by spending TIME with Me).  As you do something really cool will happen:

You’ll begin to become wise - knowing what is good and right and SIMPLE concerning evil.  Meaning, you’ll be able to EASILY IDENTIFY SIN (and compromise) for what it is (because your mind will be sharp instead of cloudy and confused), UNDERSTAND the destruction it will cause, and MAKE THE ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, COMPLETELY LOGICAL CHOICE to STAY FAR FROM IT!  That’s it – cut and dry.  SIMPLE, CLEAR, and CONFUSION FREE!

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