Right Choices Build Faith
It is not always easy to make wise choices, and it is even more difficult to maintain innocence about what is evil, but when we do those things great faith is released in us. Great faith equates to great spiritual power.
Being wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil gives us confidence in our faith walk.
Paul points out two critical objectives in our walk. First, there is the quest for good. There are many good choices to make, but we must seek wisdom to make the right choice.
Then there is innocence concerning evil. The way we are innocent about evil is that we do not expose ourselves to it. We remain innocent because we do not “take a look just to see what it’s about.” We are not ignorant about evil being around us, but we are innocent in our personal knowledge of evil.
Some say, “It’s too late for me to be innocent; I lost my innocence long ago.” In answer to that I say, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). What God has made pure is indeed innocent. Regardless of what we have done we are made innocent again by faith in the blood of Christ.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for restoring my purity. Give me the grace of wisdom about making right choices and an innocence about those things that are evil. In Jesus name, amen.
Message: It is not always easy to make wise choices, and it is even more difficult to maintain innocence about what is evil, but when we do those things great faith is released in us. Great faith equates to great spiritual power.
Affirmation: I maintain an innocence about evil by limiting my exposure to it. By focusing on God and his word he becomes the greatest influence in my life.
Reflection: This devotion speaks of two critical objectives in our walk; a quest for good and being innocent concerning evil. How does a person become innocent concerning evil when they have already been so influenced by evil? How do you personally handle this issue?
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