Yes and No
"Depart from Evil and do Good"
s the material universe is held by the undeniable law and grip of gravity, mankind is also caught by the undeniable law of sin and death. The godless heart is described in the Bible as a troubled sea, and a rip-tide of restless turbulence pulls both the reckless and indifferent farther out to sea with every faithless and feckless choice.
Intemperance and indolence are sins of commission and omission and crimes against light and life itself. These two (one an infraction and the other an inaction) are powers of darkness that bind the spiritually blind in their games and chains. Intemperance is the inability to say “no” to self, and indolence the unwillingness to say “yes” to God.
“….that ye might show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1Pet. 2:9). Two fruits and evidence of God’s Grace (God at work in you) are meekness and temperance (Gal. 5:23). One is the willingness to say “yes” to God, and the second the power to say “no” unto self. Ps. 34 tells us “Depart from evil and do good.” Walk in the light today and be a blessing. -id