Today’s Readings: Num 15:17‐16:40, Mark 15:1‐47, Ps 54:1‐7, Prov 11:5‐6
Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.
• Righteousness delivers
• Lust takes people captive
We know that the gospel shows us that we cannot live apart from sin. We also know that Jesus has ultimately delivered us where our unrighteousness could not. With that in mind, the principle expressed in the Proverb is exciting. If we live righteously we are delivered from many of life’s traps. If we are not careful we can be taken captive by lust.
We cannot let the desire for things of the flesh take over our drive to live righteously before God.
Lord, show me areas of my life that have been taken captive. Give me the strength to live righteously and deliver myself from the traps that are set for me.
What steps are you currently taking to deliver yourself?