Pr. 21:29: “A wicked man hardens his face, but as for the upright, he establishes his way.”
Yesterday we talked about our beautiful feet, and how our lives, that point to Jesus, preach. (You have beautiful feet) Notice the catch there? When our lives point to Jesus, we preach His gospel. When our lives do not, well…
Sometimes I preach fear. Didn’t God say He gave us a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind? Sometimes I’m so tired that it would almost seem like my strength doesn’t come from the Lord. Sometimes I worry so much that I appear to have no Provider that faithfully supplies all my needs.
When we our willingly living in sin, we point others to satan. When we allow bondage and temptation to drive our actions, we are preaching something other than the freedoms that come from Christ. When we talk only about things gone wrong in our lives or our world, we preach that praise is not our weapon. When we don’t open our Bibles to seek or our mouths to pray, we preach that we have no need of a Savior.
If our actions preach, then we need to be very aware of which actions we are choosing. We must not harden our hearts or faces. Ro. 12:1 begs that we present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God; reminding us that this is our reasonable service.
When we establish our way, our actions will reflect that choice. We must not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may prove (preach) what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
God will renew our minds daily when we spend time with Him. His mercies are new each morning. He is the portion we need every day, and when we have established our way in Him we can have the strong assurance in the hope we have in Him. With that, our lives will preach the gospel of peace…the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Good things happen when people read Proverbs daily 🙂 // Great word!
Thanks, Pastor. You’re a great example of that. 🙂
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