Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 5:12 and you say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!
If we don't submit
He won't acquit
Don't tell me what to do! We hear this all the time don't we? It starts off at a very young age and continues to stay with us into our teen years and even weasels its way into our adult lives. The truth is we all have this little saying planted deep in our minds. We believe this lie that if only we had complete control over our life things would be better. We believe that if we everyone would just butt out and leave us alone things would be fine. We want complete control with no correction and no consequences. Nobody likes being corrected and nobody likes to be told what to do! But what if we where granted this. What if you really got whatever your heart desired. What if you could do as you please and no one would stand in your way? Where would you end up? We tell ourselves that things would be great that we would enjoy our lives more and wouldn't have any unnecessary burdens that come from obedience. We tell ourselves that we would have complete freedom. But the truth is that the freedom to follow our will would lead to slavery not freedom. We can't follow our desires when they are selfish nor our heart when it is desperately wicked and expect to be led to freedom and peace. Buying into the lie that our will is best leads to enslavement; which is the opposite of what we long for. So how can a man find freedom? We must find out truth and submit to it! Our sin is deception and leads to our demise. But Gods word is truth and serving him leads to great benefits!
Romans 6:22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.