Avoid Vs. Compromise

Keith Green wrote a book and composed an album, “No Compromise.” I think back to Joseph. The setting was perfect. No one was around. Yet when he faced it, he fled to avoid any compromise.

Genesis 39:11-12 says that none of the men were in the house, “That she caught him by his garment…But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside.” It was a set up. She had tried many times and Joseph would not yield to the temptations.

We know that satan looks for opportunities to entrap us. In 2 Timothy 2:22 Paul told Timothy, “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

Who do you spend time with? Who influences your life? Who is your example, and who do you follow? In 1 Corinthians 11:1 Paul said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” Do you have Christ imitators in your life?

I want you to take a piece of paper and put some small circles on like this: oooo       o. The last o is your mark. After the fourth circle, place the next circle just slightly higher than the one before it. If we followed the line of that circle to the end, we would miss the mark, which is a definition of sin.

Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The raised circle leads us off the straight path. Our character is tested and revealed when the circumstances to compromise are presented. No one is around. No one will know. 

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