Assistant, what path have your feet taken?
” These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies,
and one who sows discord among brethren.”
Once again we will abroad another example of something that God truly abhors: Feet that are swift in running to evil.
Let us consider the following: Feet can’t walk alone. They need a direct order from the brain. So, what does He mean when He talks about feet that is swift to run to evil? It in fact means the path we choose to follow which is a result of our own selfish choices.
Note that both the swift and running refer to being in a rush, anxiety, indicates a lack of balance in your actions and even worst when they are directed towards evil. It makes you think, doesn’t it?
But, when is it that we run towards evil?
I would like to emphasize that this evil may be linked to your own will, self-interest. Have you ever meet a person who does everything and whatever it takes to achieve a good image in front of everyone.
You may even be a very skilled assistant, a hard-worker who is always quick to do all that is asked, but if your feet are quick to run to do your own will, just to be well seen by the pastor, then you will be displeasing God.
Check other situations in which feet are swift in running to evil:
– When you are counseling someone and you’re not giving them the due attention. The person is talking to you about their problems and your head is elsewhere, seeking your own selfish needs.
– When you want to know something that has nothing to do with you, and you do everything to try and figure out what ‘s going on. For example: If a fellow assistant is talking to the pastor you want to know why. You’re curious, eager to know about everything around you.
– When you follow the desires of your flesh, and not the direction of God.
– When you get tired of being in church so long.
– When your focus shifts from the altar, departing from the daily sacrifice of a righteous conduct.
After giving the example above, I ask:
– What path have your spiritual feet taken?
If by chance you’ve found that you have these “feet” , then start from now to change direction and be careful not to fall into that “slippery ” pat which is your own will.
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