Be Wise In What Is Good, And Simple Concerning Evil

“For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.” – Rom. 16:19

Be wise in what is good; know that well, live it and teach it.

Be simple concerning evil; keep from it, expose it, and do not learn it.

Love good, hate evil. Do not contaminate yourself with wickedness – this is true liberty. This is real freedom.

Imagine a society that held to these two short, simple mandates. Imagine what that might look like.

Enriched In Everything By Him

“that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,” – 1 Cor. 1:5
Everything is enriched by Jesus.

Everything is improved, enhanced, upgraded, sweetened, and adorned by the Son of Man.

Without Him, everything is dulled, decreased, reduced, and lessened.

Do you know Him?

God Is In Control

“I am the LORD your God, Who divided the sea whose waves roared— The LORD of hosts is His name.” – God (via Isaiah 51:15)

God Is In Control.

God is the wave-maker.

God is the sea-divider.

God quiets the sea when it’s billows roar (literal translation).

The might of Jehovah is seen in the storm-waves of the sea (Ellicott).

God is the LORD OF HOSTS = HEAVEN’S ARMIES.

Why, oh why, would you ever depend on anyone else?

God Is In Control.

Bonus: palindrome!