How Do We Depart from Evil?

We Depart from Evil?

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:7-8 NKJV

There is a path that seems right to us but ends in death. Being wise in our eyes is certainly one indicator we’re on the path leading to death. Instead we know God’s wisdom is above human wisdom. We know God gives wisdom to those who ask for it (James 1:5).

Fearing the Lord goes along with acknowledging Him as ultimate authority. He alone has power over life and death. Therefore, we give Him the respect He deserves. When we learn to respect God, we also learn His ways are best.

Again, we learn to be obedient to His commands. He tells us to depart from evil not because He doesn’t want us to have fun, but rather He loves us and wants what’s ultimately best for us.

How Do We Depart from Evil?

Can darkness and light exist together in the same space? No. Think about walking into a dark room. What happens when we turn on the light? Darkness flees. Light exposes what’s in the room. Darkness hides what’s there. God says let My light fill your heart and expose your true self. Then you will understand wisdom that comes from above.

What are some ways to depart from evil?

  • Acknowledge God is God and we are not (Genesis 1:1).
  • Drop pride and self-reliance and trust Him (James 4:6).
  • Pray about everything, seeking God’s wisdom (Romans 8:26).
  • Turn our eyes away from temporary things and fix them on the eternal things (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
  • Confess our sins and humbly seek forgiveness for our wrong doings (1 John 1:9).
  • Overcome evil by doing good (Romans 12:21).
  • Commit to study God’s Word and apply His principles in our life (Acts 2:46-47).
  • Love others as God loves us (Ephesians 5:1-2).
  • Choose to walk by Spirit rather than the flesh (Romans 8:1).
  • Hate what is evil. Cling to what is good (Romans 12:9).
  • Think things that are lovely, true, right, just, praiseworthy, and honorable (Philippians 4:8-9).

Dear Lord, thank you for not leaving us helpless. You have taken care of sin debt by sending Jesus to die on the cross on our behalf. You raised Jesus to life again that we might live in Him. You sent your Spirit to guide us in all truth. You gave us your Word to point the way to you. Equip us to live by your Spirit and apply your truths to our lives. In Jesus’ name we trust and pray Amen.

In God’s Grace, Elizabeth Marks

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  1. Lillie says:

    This was so helpful and thank you for being a blessing this is what i truly needed God Bless you

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