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Part of the Problem

Like a muddied spring or a polluted well, is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.  Proverbs 25: 26

Photo courtesy of morguefile and DodgertonSkillhause. Water bottles. As much as I hate to admit it, I use them even though I know they pollute the earth. Of course, to make myself feel better I use them and reuse them. And I tell myself that everybody uses them so what difference does it make if I use them too?

This doesn’t make it any more right. Galatians 6:5 tells us we are each responsible for our own conduct. We all know pollution is bad, but what about spiritual pollution? We rarely think about it. More times than not, we just go with the flow not wanting to make a fuss. After all, we don’t want our friends to think we’re one of those Christians who doesn’t have a sense of humor or is just too uptight to enjoy life.

The NLT version translates the above verse this way: If the godly give in to the wicked, it's like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring. So think about that. Every time we give into wickedness, we are polluting the world a bit more. That’s not a pleasant thought, is it?

Now is the time to act. Take an active and responsible step to change the pollution of your life.

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and DodgertonSkillhause.)

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Lillian Duncan

Lillian lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband. She writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense and mystery, with a touch or two of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. She was a school speech pathologist for thirty years but retired after being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors due to Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a rare genetic disease. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words—especially God’s Word—to transform lives. To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: www.lillian-duncan.com.