Dan Shock Logo

CONTACT ME TODAY!

813-299-9219

WISDOM FOR TODAY

The Good Life

The Good Life
He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. —1 Peter 3: 10-11
According to Peter, if you want the good life, here are the rules: Rule number one: keep your tongue from evil. Gossip is pure evil. There is nothing loving or productive about gossip. It brings only harm.
Rule number two: keep your lips from speaking guile. In other words, don’t be deceitful in your speech. Deceitful speech twists or omits the truth. It is speech which exploits terminology. Those who are deceitful in their speech soon lose credibility and trust.
**Obey God and He will shower you with joy, happiness, peace, and prosperity.
Rule number three: flee that which is evil. Not only must we avoid evil, we need to seek that which is good. As Paul wrote to the Ephesians, “Put off… the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts… put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4: 22, 24). Paul then gave specific examples. They weren’t just to stop lying, they were to start telling the truth. They weren’t just to stop stealing, they were to get jobs so they could help those in need. They weren’t just to stop slandering, they were to edify one another with their words. Avoiding evil means choosing what is good.
*And what is the result of following these rules? Only blessing.
Father, we thank You for loving us so much that You desire to bless us. Help us to obey the rules You have established for good living. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Search For More Articles

Leave a Comment





RECIENT ARTICLES

The Only Wise Choice

February 15, 2019

The Only Wise Choice …choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. —Joshua 24: 15…

Read More

Strange Fire

January 21, 2019

Strange Fire Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them. So fire went out from the Lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord. —Leviticus 10: 1-2…

Read More

Unintentional Sin

January 19, 2019

Unintentional Sin If anyone of the common people sins unintentionally… then he shall bring as his offering a kid of the goats… for his sin which he has committed. And he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill the sin offering at the place of the burnt offering. —Leviticus…

Read More
Dan Shock

Dan & Sara Shock

"It is our desire to help people come into a personal relationship with the Lord."

CONTACT ME TODAY

Invalid Email
Invalid Number
Please check the captcha to verify you are not a robot.
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons