The Good Life
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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.
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
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.
Excerpt from Wisdom for Today by Chuck Smith
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