What is a weight? In Hebrews 12:1 it is called a bulk, mass, encumbrance, whatever is a protuberance. Do you like this word? It does not necessarily have to be something hideous. Have you ever read this verse? Proverbs 11:22, “As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman who is without discretion.” Granted, discretion is not a word we use on a daily basis; but casual Christians should become more familiar with the importance of discretion in their lives. Solomon made it clear in several passages. Proverbs 2:11 states: “Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you”, Pro 3:21 “My son, let not them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion”. Discretion is taste and reason. If a person lacks these qualities, it is not necessarily something that is obvious. It is not always the weight that is seen. I am afraid more often than not the besetting sin can be something less obvious. Stop and think about this. Even a breath can be weighed. It weighs in at 18 grams. With this in mind, it would be well for us to lay aside some of our language. We are admonished in scripture to let our words be seasoned with salt.
Let us lay aside every weight which could cause us to wander from the path of uprightness and honor, to do or go wrong, and to violate the law of God. As we come to the end of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, I am asking God to help us see the need to become more conscientious of our need to be an example to the world where we work and play.
The New Year is waiting on the New You.
We Believe in You!
Your loving pastors,
Cleddie and GayNell