Thursday, January 1, 2009
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.
Many people make resolutions this time of the year. Right now, people are planning their New Year’s Resolutions.
Some are going to swear off alcohol or smoking or television or overeating. Others are going to try to change wicked habits like gossip or worry or losing their temper.
Many people will try to start new habits like getting in shape physically. Health clubs love the first of the year, because people love to commit to going to the gym and working out three to five times a week.
But most of those people never follow through, because they were not serious in the first place.
There are different, more important resolutions you want to make for 2009. There are godly habits you want to start and ungodly habits you want to break.
It has been said, “A habit is like cable. We weave a thread of it every day until at last we cannot break it.” That can be a good or a bad thing depending on your habits.
This New Year, make a concerted effort to develop godly habits—habits that cannot be broken and that will build others up in their love for the Lord.
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