Week of February 19th of 2007
Walk of Life - by Joey Bates
Proverbs 23:17 "Let not thine heart envy sinners; but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long."
While we are all sinners and will always be sinners we must realize that we do not all "live in sin." There are many in this world who do not care of the things of God and pleasing Him, and then there are those who do all they can to please God with their lives and yet they still struggle with sin every day just as everyone else. Sin is a part of being human, but just because we will always struggle with sin does not mean we should accept our sin. God tells us here in the book of Proverbs that we as Christians should not be envious of those who live in sin, but that we should rest upon God, His love, and the comfort He can bring us each day. We are to live lives in fear or respect to Gods Word. We are to live our lives based on what God would have for us and not on what the sin of the world has. To glorify God in your life and be a Christian is to live a life "like Christ" which is to glorify God in every aspect of our lives. We are to glorify Him at church, at home, and even at work. We are to always follow Christ and not the ways of this world!