Saturday, May 14, 2011

Balance vs The Beast

 18I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
 19For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
 20All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
 21Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
 22Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
A prudent person is balanced. He avoids extremes in the management of his life and faith. People have a difficult time with balance. Ideas concerning the power of words, the mouth, confession, calling those things that be not as they are, and speaking things into existence, is one example of an area in which I have seen people move into extremes. It seems that the flesh wants to live in the ditch on one side of the road or the other, but it has a difficult time staying in the middle of the highway between the lines of safety.
Extremes are actually the devil's playground. If he cannot get a believer to totally ignore the truth and live in deception, his next tactic will be to get him so one-sided and out of balance with the truth that he is no better off than he was before. Sometimes he is even worse off than he was.
Wisdom is a central theme of God's Word. As a matter of fact, there is no real victory without it, and we are wise to remain balanced in our everyday lives.

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Father God, I want to please You and have Your wisdom, knowledge and joy flowing in my life. Teach me balance in all that I do, that I may overcome falling into the ditch of evil.