Do not turn aside

Last night I was meditating on “do not turn aside” from 1 Samuel 12:21.  It says, “And do not turn aside, for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing.”

We are not to turn aside from trust to worry.  Worry is futile and bears no fruit.  Trust bears the fruit of righteousness.

We give ground over to satan through worry (Ephesians 4:27).  Each time our mind wanders into worry, we need to bring it back to trust.   Trust is standing on the ground of truth and remaining there in confidence.  We stand in the truth of Who He is.  We cling to Him in trust.  It speaks of  guarding our thoughts with diligence and tenacity.  Cling means to hold with a refusal to let go.

2 thoughts on “Do not turn aside

  1. This word reminds me of of Luke 9:21 “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.”


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