Wednesday, March 26, 2014

God's Standards

"Wickedness never brings stability; only the godly have deep roots." Proverbs 12:3

Jesus may my roots grown down to the deepest depths of Your love and living water that my every movement, every thought, every action and reaction, every spoken word, and even the way my blood flows and heart beats, will produce godliness.

True success is found in those who are firmly rooted in Christ and His Word. They display honesty at all times and in all things. They commit themselves to The Lord. They commit their work to The Lord. They do what is right. They refuse to slander others. They do not harm others. They do not speak evil towards or about others. They despise persistent sinners. They keep their promises even when it hurts. Their lives display integrity. They are found trustworthy and even their character is a reflection of Christ. 

The wicked are self seeking, unstable, dishonest, they gossip, ignore instruction, hate correction, prideful, mock others, they neglect their family to get ahead in their careers, money is their God. Their roots only dig deeper into wickedness and their lives continue to produce wickedness. 

Our standards of success should not be established or determined by man. They should and are determined by God and His Word.