Ecclesiastes 8:5-6 He who keeps his command will
experience nothing harmful; And a wise man's heart discerns both time
and judgment, because for every matter there is a time and judgment,
though the misery of man increases greatly.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful,
and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division
of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of
the thoughts and intents of the heart.
once penned, "This above all: to thine own self be true..."
In the world we live in today, we must remember to be true to the Word
of God. It is so easy to forget basic biblical life principles when
we think no one is watching. We fool ourselves into thinking that no
one will ever know what we have done or said, but God sees all things.
More importantly, we have to live with ourselves. As we lay our heads
upon our pillows and think back on the day's events, we are often haunted
by our shortcomings; and it is at these moments of reflection that we
must openly seek God's mercy and forgiveness.
The Bible states in Proverbs 28:13, "He that covereth his sins
shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have
mercy." Perhaps we can hide our imperfections from others, but
never from our God and definitely not from ourselves.
Remember if you bring God into the equation of your life, then you can't
ever go wrong. If you are true to yourself and the Word of God, you
will triumph through life's ups and downs. To thine own self be true!
Psalm 51; 139; Romans 3,4; 1. Corinthian 11:27-32;