The scripture for today is Psalms 37:27
Psalms 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell forevermore.
The instruction given in our text today is the direct opposite of the choices made by Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. They responded to God’s instruction by departing from good and doing evil, and instead of dwelling forevermore, they brought death into the experience of man. The word of God consistently leads us away from evil and onto the path of goodness. On the surface, it would appear that the choice to do good or evil would be an easy one, but when the deceptive lies of the evil one are injected into the decision making process, mankind has struggled with it ever since the garden of Eden. The life or death consequence of that choice makes it the most important decision that anyone makes in this life.
“We must not envy the doers of evil, but depart altogether from their spirit and example. As Lot left Sodom without casting a look behind, so must we leave sin. No truce or parley is to be held with sin, we must turn away from it without hesitation, and set ourselves practically to work in the opposite direction. He who neglects to do good will soon fall into evil…Short lived are the gains and pleasures of evil, but eternal are the rewards of grace.” The Treasury of David
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live sensibly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a people for His own, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:11-14
“Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are His. And, let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19
God bless you as you continue in His service.