Proverbs 2:12-16 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths: To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
How can you tell if a line is straight? To find out, you need to find a straight line, place it next to the line you are looking at, and see if they match up. How can you tell if something is level? You have to compare it to something you know is level. Either by using a tool called a level, or by measuring from another surface you know is level. How can you tell if a person is evil or good? To do so you must first find out what is good, then measure that person against what you know to be good.
Jesus was once called good in Matthew 19:16. Jesus responded in verse 17 by saying; “…Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God…” Jesus pointed us to what must be our measurement of good, “God.” God gave us His Son Jesus, who is God in the flesh, for us to have a visible measurement. He also gave us the Bible so that we might know His heart. Therefore, for us to know what is good, we must measure it up next to what we know is good. That would be the Word of God, and Jesus.
God is Holiness. Evil men shy away from holiness, as they like the shady side of things. Jesus is the Light of the world. Evil men prefer to work in the darkness, as they are not completely open and honest. Jesus came to help and save people. God loved us so much that He sent Jesus for just that reason.
Froward means perverted, or turning aside from what’s right. Evil folks seem to like to see people fail. They like it when others stumble, or walk away from the right path. So today, we have given you measuring tools for good… Now Go Measure.
Some things never change. A straight line has always been a straight line, and level is still level. God has always been good. The Word of God is still true. How do we measure up?
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