A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. — Proverbs 14:16
There are some times in life when you find yourself surrounded by evil. You find yourself in a difficult situation, one where there are evil circumstances or situations around you. Usually, they are a result of one thing: a bad decision.
In life, we make many decisions every day and we do not always know what the outcome will be. The book of Proverbs gives a lot of great advice and wisdom in many situations. Especially when it comes to the ability to stay out of situations. In fact, the verse says a wise man fears and departs evil.
That does not mean that you will never find yourself in a bad situation. It means that someone who is wise is constantly on guard. They are always looking for ways that they may be snared by evil in life. They look out for the traps that Satan will lay in front of them. More than that, they always have an escape plan.
Even when we do our best, there are times we will find ourselves trapped by evil. That’s where we have to “depart” from evil. We can’t simply sit around and wait for the evil to be over. Evil will continue to drag us down and eventually cause us harm. When we find ourselves in those situations, we need to flee from evil. We must have an escape plan!
Just like an emergency plan that we may have for our places of work or at home, we should have a plan for our lives. When we find ourselves in these situations, we should be prepared with scripture to help guide us. We should be prepared to pray for God’s help. We should be ready to sacrifice whatever we may need to get out of the situation.
Today, take a few moments to look at your escape plan. Are you prepared if you were to find yourself surrounded by evil today? If not, it is a great day to ask God to help you prepare.
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