Wise words, don’t you think? In essence, we’re being asked to pursue lives of virtue. Put another way, as a children of God, we know when He is leading us to stand up for something (or someone), because it is the right thing to do; while at other times, He may call us to walk away, simply because He is God. We may not understand why for quite some time (or ever), but our role here is to respond in obedience.

I think the key for us here is to be ready to spring into action – whether it be to take a stand or take a walk, so to speak – at any time. We must remain observant to what is happening around us, and be prepared to take whatever next step the Lord shows us.

And let’s remember that the Lord is a Gentleman – He never forces Himself on anyone. Therefore, the choice – to pursue lives of virtue, or lives of convenience – is always ours to make. 🎯


16 thoughts on “Virtue

  1. He gives us gifts (salvation, grace, forgiveness, wisdom…) and also gives us the gift of freedom to do with those gifts as we choose. One of His miracles is that He always works things out to His glory!

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      1. It’s true, no? Sort of like walking on a tightrope – whils we are technically free to move about as we please, it is in our best interest to keep walking straight ahead with our eyes focused on our ultimate destination. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! Let me go check it out. Admittedly, I have not done very well at responding to these incredibly kind nominations – I think I’m going to have to dedicate a post to perhaps responding to one or two of them. I’m never quite sure what to say, oddly enough!

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  2. Wow, yes! This really is parallel to my post!!! The Holy Spirit talking to all of us! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Praise God!!! We definetely need to be attentive to when the Spirit wants us to talk, and when the Spirit wants us to be quiet, and we need to be obedient to that. Because its about peoples eternal salvations. One wrong word can really have a negative impact on someones life. Thank God He is so merciful & full of grace.

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  3. It reminds me of this passage from the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:
    There is a time for everything,
        and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    2     a time to be born and a time to die,
        a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    3     a time to kill and a time to heal,
        a time to tear down and a time to build,
    4     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
        a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    5     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
        a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    6     a time to search and a time to give up,
        a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    7     a time to tear and a time to mend,
        a time to be silent and a time to speak,

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