Friday, July 6, 2012

using the right measuring stick...

July 6, 2012

Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him

What is wicked? That I think is the question we must ask ourselves. By whose measuring stick are we determining evil? Ours or God’s? If we are using God’s measuring stick then we should be careful to not assume our actions are not wicked; remember, Jesus said that even if you have hated a brother in your heart you are guilty of murder even if you have not killed anyone. He also said that if you have looked upon a woman with lust in your heart you are guilty of adultery even if you haven’t committed the actual act. As I have said before, I think that we have a broad definition of what is truly evil and wicked, and we are quick to underestimate how wicked or evil our actions may be. God has a narrower view of what He considers wicked and evil. Therefore, I think it would be smart for us to pay a bit more attention to our actions and ask ourselves this question…”Would we want to have happen to us what our hands had dealt out to others?”

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