In Proverbs 13:6 we read, “Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.”
Chapter thirteen of Proverbs deals with the subject of truth. There is a truth about listening (verse 1), a truth about living (verse 2), a truth about laziness (verse 4), a truth about lying (verse 5), and a truth about limits (verse 6), and so it goes throughout the chapter.
It’s the truth about limits I would like for us to look at in today’s devotion.
If you would look again at the word righteousness in our text verse, it is a judicial word meaning to make Godly decisions. Then notice the word upright, it carries the idea of being whole, not divided. I believe the principle is clear – Godly decisions keep you whole.
Every one of us needs to set some limits for our life: things we will not do, places we will not go, words we will not use, clothing we will not wear. Without limits we find ourselves in a constant quandary.
As a boy growing up in south
Sure enough, when they flew in, they couldn’t resist Mom’s biscuit. I would occasionally tag the birds I caught with a little band around their leg. You know, I was continually catching some of the same birds over and over again. You know, the same thing happens to us. Satan constantly puts out his lures and because we have no limits, we continually find ourselves trapped and in distress.Today I challenge you to live your life with limits. The only other option is to live a life of spiritual defeat.
✞ Take the challenge and put some limits on your life.
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