Compromise Vs. Compromise.

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (Corinthians‬ ‭6‬:‭14‬).

The two words that make today’s topic are similar in spelling but different in pronunciation and meaning.

One implies reaching an agreement or settlement in a dispute or rift, which is good. The other means accepting standards lower than desirable. This, is on the other side of good. It is the focus of today devotional which is what Paul implies in Romans 1:32 where he say, “…who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”
Tolerating, approving, condoning or cooping with what falls short of God’s standards makes you not less guilty and culpable than those who do them. Psalm 119:3 (NLT) says this: ‘Joyful are they who do not compromise with evil, but walk only in His paths.’

Bottom line: Be like the man written about in Psalm 1:

  • Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly;
  • Who stands not in path of sinners;
  • Who sits not in the seat of the scornful.

May God endow us the enabling grace to do this in the name of Jesus. Amen. God bless you. SHALOM.

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