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Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
20503 posts
4/9/2009 4:03 pm

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4/10/2009 9:59 am

Saying NO


“My , if sinners entice you, do not consent.”Proverbs 1:10

Much has been written about the power of positive living. It is certainly wise to develop a positive attitude toward life in the realms of negatives. But there are times when it is necessary, even essential, to be able to say a decided No and stand by it at all cost.
Some people find it hard to say No. They think they must say Yes to please their friends and if they should say No they will cease to be popular. It is important to all of us to know when to agree and when to stand alone. The time to say No is when sinners invite us to join them. Better to lose a friend and save your soul than to retain a doubtful friendship that is detrimental to your character development.
A number of magazines nowadays specialize in word study. One wishing to add interest to this subject asked certain specialists which was the most misused word in the English language and which was the most useful. An overwhelming majority voted for Yes as the most misused word and No as the most useful. How disastrous it is if we say Yes when we should say No!
It was when Eve loitered around the forbidden tree that she was lured into sin. She was not willing to say No and to shun temptation; but when Christ was tempted by the devil in the wilderness He did not hesitate to say No to the three cardinal tests that came to Him. At Christ’s firm decision the devil left Him. The tempter always leaves when we give a decided No. When we hesitate and are undecided, the tempter continues to persuade us to yield to his plausible entreaties.
Let us weigh our decision carefully before we give our answer. When we once say Yes it becomes doubly difficult to reverse the decision. But when we take a firm and definite stand for the right, we can, with the help of Christ, always be victorious.
Those who are followers of Christ must learn to say No when tempted by sinners.

May the Lord bless you and keep you


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
4/9/2009 9:14 pm

good for you marilyn, thanks for stopping by, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
4/10/2009 9:59 am

hello pete, thanks for stopping by and sharing, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you