Memorise: The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.Proverbs 16:17 KJV

Read: Proverbs 16:15-21 In the light of the king’s countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.

 16 How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

 17 The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

 18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  19 Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he. 21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

We are called to follow after God and to walk in his ways. We are also called to be separated from the evil and wickedness of this age and be joined to the Lord in holiness and righteousness. That’s the essence of the new birth and the reason for the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. You must intentionally depart from the world and cleave permanently unto Jesus as the Owner and Bishop of your soul. Anything contrary to this is a manifestation of sinful carryovers which tends to eternal damnation in hell. May we not run in error and mistakes again in Jesus’ name.

Your walk in righteousness and holiness will become pronounced if you will identify evil and depart from it. Let me remind you, Jesus said in Matthew 6:34 that, sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Evil and sinful habits will continue to abound and there’s little you can do about that. The unique thing you are expected to do as a child of God is to depart from sin, rebuke the world of sin and flee from such appearances. Beloved, isn’t it shameful to see fellow heaven seekers mingling again with the world in their dirtiness? You have been washed, a major price was paid for your redemption therefore, honor God by disgracing the devil and his schemes through separation unto God. Stand out in your generation and be known for righteousness and truth. If you will stand up for Jesus, He will be there for you now and for evermore.

Pray with me: Father, give the grace to be separated unto you and to depart wholly from every appearance of sin and evil in Jesus’ name.

By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi