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So this young convert comes up to you — with all kinds of excitement about becoming a Christian — and asks you, “What is the best way to show my faith?”

What do you say?

Never miss a church service?

Invite someone to church each week?


Go to a Christian convention?

These are all good, godly things but I believe there is a better answer.

A biblical answer with an address that’s easy to remember.

It’s found in Job 28:28.

And it’s very easy to understand.

“And this is what He says to all humanity: ‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.'”

To forsake evil is real understanding?

That’s right.

Because the only reason that someone would forsake evil in this world is because he or she has chosen faith over flesh.

Our sinful nature is drawn to doing things that are evil when compared to the righteous life God desires from us.

We are not going to forsake evil naturally, but only by choice.

A faithful choice.

I can take a new guest with me to church every Sunday of my life and make sure to put in my tithe check, but if I don’t forsake evil during the other 167 hours of the week, then I clearly lack godly wisdom.

I am showing that my faith is useless 99.5% of the time.

This is not good.

Let’s make sure that we examine our lives to rid them of anything offensive to God.

The more we do this, the more we’ll show God that we appreciate His love and understand His will.

As always, I love you

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