Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 4:23-27
Today is the birthday of the all-time hits leader in MLB history,
Pete Rose. Rose finished his career with 4,256 hits, but was banned from
baseball for life in 1989 for allegedly betting on baseball. After years of
denying the charges, in 2004 Rose came out with a book and admitted to betting
The writer of Proverbs warns us to guard our hearts and to keep foul
language out of our mouths. He also wants us to fix our eyes straight ahead and
to not swerve to the left or right. In other words, we are to stay on the
straight and narrow; to keep our eyes on God and stay on His path for our
lives. When we allow evil to come into our lives, we cannot be on God’s path
for our lives. When we permit evil to creep into our lives, we will eventually
pay the price for those sins and mistakes.
does it mean to guard our hearts?
should we keep our eyes fixed on God?
will keep us on God’s pathway for our lives?
Banned from baseball, the all-time hits leader will not have the
opportunity to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame because of his gambling and
dishonesty about doing so. When evil comes into our lives, God goes out.
Posted on Thu, April 14, 2016
by David Daly