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Flee - Wednesday's Dose - June 26th 2013

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Wednesday's Dose - June 26th 2013

Flee

Today's Scripture

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.- (1 Timothy 6:11) (NKJV).

Thoughts for Today

In a Chemistry laboratory a student was about to put a large lump of potassium in a bucketful of water. Seeing this, her teacher asked her, "What are you going to do?" She replied, "I am going to put this potassium in the water." The teacher told her to keep stirring the water for five minutes before doing it. She asked why. He replied, "In that 5 minutes I will run away." He said that because he knew that if she did what she said, the whole place will be stained.

The Bible warns us to flee fornication (1 Corinthians 6:18) and idolatry (1
Corinthians 10:14). The best thing to do is to flee when tempted. Sometimes
during such circumstances we tell ourselves, I can manage this. We may win a few times; but fail many times.

Consider Joseph. Even though Potiphar's wife was compelling him to sin with her, he did not agree to be with her and lie with her. One day he went inside the house to do some work when no one else was around. She pulled his dress and asked him to lie with her. He left his dress in her hand and ran away. (Genesis 39:10-12) We read that he fled from the place of sin.

Maybe there is no Potiphar's wife in your life. But other desires may draw you to sin. If it is drinking alcohol, don't go to places where such friends gather. If you think you will sin if you go to that place, don't go there. Avoid being with anyone who may induce to sin. Fleeing from that place will save you from sinning.

But we often think that we can protect ourselves; that we are strong enough to do that. One or two days you may do that; but if you continue in that you will fall. This is one of the reasons for making those sins our habits. So be careful to avoid those places. If we avoid going to such places, we can refrain from doing the sin. If we fall in a sin once, we will get many more opportunities to do that sin, because the tempter Satan is waiting to push us towards sinning. But we, the followers of sinless Jesus Christ should not be unable to escape the mire of sin. Fleeing or avoiding such places is the best way to refrain from sinning. For example, if you are tempted to see TV serial, it is better not to switch on the Television set. Same principle applies to places of card games.

As the verse admonishes, "But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.", let us run the race called to run with patience. May the Lord grant us grace to protect ourselves from sin. Amen.

Even if Satan came as a flood
The Spirit will hold the banner
Fear not my son
Let us hold the banner
And march ahead

Prayer: "Our loving Father, we love you more than anyone else. Help us flee the sins and deeds that separate us from You and help us to walk closer to You. Give us grace to give up trivial sins and continue to love You. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Wednesday and God Bless you.

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