God knows our strengths and weaknesses and His commands are always for our good. When we ignore God’s commands negative consequences are inevitable whether in our generation or in the next. It is not enough to know God’s Word or even believe it, for we must follow it and learn to apply His Word to our daily activities and decisions.
Spiritually Satan works hard to attract our eye in order to cause us to lose our perspective but when we are anchored in the Lord then He will guide our coarse. Soloman tells us in Proverbs 7,”My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.”
If we are not keeping God’s Word as the apple of our eye then we are setting ourselves up to act in our human emotions. As Cain, we must learn how to apply God’s instruction before our disobedience leads us into destruction….
James A. Harrison