Friday, March 20, 2009

banned

In Scripture we read in Joshua of certain things devoted to destruction. They were under God's judgment and sentence. Yet Achan sinned in regard to those things, taking some of them for himself.

I wonder what we take that is banned from us. Things that are under God's judgment. Of course there's a whole host of obvious things. And this gets into the area of addictions.

But what can end up being just as draining on us are more subtle areas, yet also addictive. This is where we need the direction of God, the guidance of the Spirit, in accordance with the word- in Jesus. We need by grace to set our hearts on truly following God through Christ.

While to say no to some things is obvious, other areas are harder to negotiate. God knows our hearts and we do well to keep asking God to search us to uncover anything wrong in us, and lead us in the way everlasting. To be led in that way is important in helping us avoid what is banned from us.

What would you like to add to this?

3 comments:

nAncY said...

ok
good

L.L. Barkat said...

I love nAncY's comment. 'Cause I was feeling a little speechless. And she put that into words for me.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks, Nancy and L.L. Yes, that ended up kind of hitting me as I was going over that portion of Scripture, through "The Bible Experience."