Well, my Friends, I got some stinging support this morning. Initially, I thought I might withhold the publication name that I was reading because I did not want to give the name as I intended to somewhat disagree.
The statement with which I disagreed? This: “Sometimes the desires they reveal have no moral or spiritual consequences – our taste in food or clothes, for example.”
However, I am certain the unnamed writer was not speaking of gluttony or immodesty as having no moral or spiritual consequences or revelations about our choices and desires when food and clothes were given as examples.
Too much food and too little clothes most certainly reveal something spiritual about us.
Too much food tells me that I am trying to satisfy a legitimate need in an unholy way; too little clothing (or too clingy or too tight) tells me I am trying to satisfy a legitimate need in an unholy way. But this is not the main purpose of this post.
By the time I reached the end of the prescribed reading for today, I was convinced it was one of the most bell ringing Journey devotionals that I have read in a while. In fact it is so right on that I want to share it with you. I have inserted it here as a PDF. (click Journey 1 17 14 below. If you are reading this in your email, you may have to click the title of this post at the top of your email message and come to the website to access the PDF.) It spoke to me. As I said stinging support. It bites but it also gives me strength to make better choices for JESUS sake; and that will benefit you and me. 🙂
By the way, those underlines in the PDF – those are my stings, might not be yours. 🙂
Love and thanks to you, my Friends, on this 20th day of 2014.
Proverbs 11:6 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own intrigues.
Proverbs 11:6 King James Version (KJV)