Monday, January 24, 2011

Spiritual Theme: Consent Not

Each month, the Faith Alive Hospital emphasizes a spiritual theme. This January it’s “Consent Not,” based on Proverbs 1:10-16. The King James version says, “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause…my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood.’”

How timely. With all the unrest in Jos, Nigeria this past month, there’s a temptation to seek revenge. But violence begets violence, and many innocent people become victims of unrestrained actions. Let us, especially those of us who follow Jesus Christ, be not among those who stoop to shed blood. Let us be like those at the Faith Alive Hospital in Jos who choose peace. Those who consent not.

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