Inflexible In Our Uprightness

What you have in your mind shall never be, when you say,
We will be like the Gentiles, like the families in other countries, serving wood and stone.

(Ezekiel 20:32)

LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we are seeking another way, another truth and another kind of life. Guide us into and through Your Word. Help us to study what it is that You are saying to Your people. Most of all, enable us to not only read but also to obey Your Word. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

Our world today is calling for compromise and even demands a conformity to standards that often go completely against of what the Word of God says. Throughout the week we are asked to be flexible in the way we are working, spending our personal time, and even how we are thinking about certain kinds of standards that the world has set before us.

Flexibility is good but only up to a certain point. As soon as we are required to ignore or even break the law of God, we need to immediately stop and be on guard. We have to stay true to our love for God, trust in Him and obey His Word.

In his 1828 dictionary, Noah Webster writes,

The truly upright man is inflexible in his uprightness.

Today’s verse tells us that our plans to be or become like the Gentiles or like the families in other countries, serving other gods, must never be established.

“I will never serve other gods,” you might say. Be aware, though, that you will not stumble and fall.

We need to be on our guard. God’s Word warns us just like He has warned the Israelites of the Old Testament. We ought not to be mingling with, compromising God’s standard, or longing to be or become like the unbelievers in any kind of way.

Matthew Henry warns us that,

There is nothing got by sinful compliances;
and the carnal projects of hypocrites will stand them in no stead.
It is only integrity and uprightness that will preserve men,
and recommend them to God and man.

Commit your works to the LORD today.

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