“There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.” – Proverbs 6:16-19
Run the other way!
Like with any computer, namely a PC (I’m a Mac guy myself), regular maintenance needs to be done in order to insure the proper workings of your investment. Files can become corrupted, spam gets into your system, virus can eat up your hard-drive, and data can be stored in the wrong places if you don’t check your computer on a regular basis. If a computer needs such care, don’t we?
When is the last time you looked at your life and checked things out? I’m talking taking a serious systems scan of your life.
Sin acts like viruses and spyware in your life; it corrupts, misplaces, distorts, and eats you up from the inside out. You don’t always notice it until its done its damage.
So, “check your self before you wreck yourself.”
I love that quote. Its always the nerdy guy in the movies that says it but its true. Check out that list of things in Proverbs 6 that God hates. Its all stuff we see every day around us, but is it in us? One quick way to check is to examine what you run to. You “run” to things you are excited about. Do you run to spread some gossip or do you run to encourage someone? Do you run to devise a way to get back at someone or do you run to show someone love? Do you run to check out porn or do you run to give someone a hand? Do you run to cover up your lies or do you run to expose truth? Do you run to bed with your date or do you run to church to worship with them?
What do you run to?
Check yourself before you wreck yourself. You may need to run the other way.
God hates spam, He hates viruses, and He hates sin. You need to run a systems scan of your life, and from there, run to what is good!
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24-27