Thursday, December 14, 2006

Turn Away

“Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” 2 Timothy 2:19

These two statements seem super obvious. Of course, God knows those who belong to Him, and these same people, who belong to Him, must turn away from wickedness.

These are basic truths.

This is God’s foundation, immovable, and these two sentences are inscribed on, and seal that foundation.

The first sentence is an indicative statement. It is just so. The second sentence is an imperative statement that is laid on those who confess His name.

Much of my life is made up of those who confess the Name but who do not turn away from wickedness.

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