“Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father.”
Wisdom is found among those who keep God’s Word/Law. When we make a conscientious effort to apply God’s word to our daily lives the benefits are found in our sound judgment and choices to follow wisdom.
Bad company will do the opposite; but it’s not just persons that can be bad company, but the books we read, the TV we watch, the internet we search and the music we listen to. Any one of these can be riotous companions. If they are not centered upon God’s Word, they will lead us to ruin. We cannot compromise our faith by such as these.
Our prayer to God should be, “thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.” And our message to those things that would call us away from His Word should be, “Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.”
Brothers and Sisters, as we enter this week, let up keep our heart turned toward God. Do not listen to the wooing of the worldly offerings. Keep in mind that He is always present, always watching and always wanting you to abide in Him. We live in this world, but we must not be partakers of the sins of this world.
Prayer: LORD, you know your people and you know the things that tempt their hearts away from you. Teach us what the riotous things are in our lives that tug at our hearts and minds and show us in your word how we can overcome these temptations. LORD, cleanse our hearts and minds and make them wholly yours. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Connie Renfro ©