Unreasonable and Wicked Men

And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.                     II Thessalonians 3:2-3

Christians never have the right to be unreasonable. According to the Bible it is a sign or indication of being lost. David ran across an unreasonable man by the name of Nabal. The Bible calls him a churlish man and even his name means “fool”. He came to a bad end.

According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary to be churlish means to be rude, surly, unfeeling, uncivil, selfish, harsh etc. Churlishness is not a fruit of the Spirit. I am sure all of us have had a bad day or two but we have no right to take it out on others. We are to be Christians even in the most difficult of circumstances. To be unreasonable and harsh will hurt others and eventually hurt ourselves. If we can be kind and friendly at church on Sunday morning then we can be kind in our homes and on the job Monday morning. To be otherwise is to be a hypocrite.

“But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.”

Shawn

horatiusbonar“…Holiness or consecration extends to every part of our persons, fills up our being, spreads over our life, influences everything we are or do or think or speak or plan, small or great, and outward or inward, negative or positive, our loving, our hating, our sorrowing, our rejoicing, our recreations, our business, our friendships, our relationships, our silence, our speech, our reading, our writing, our going out and our coming in, our whole man in every movement of spirit, soul and body. In the house, the sanctuary, the market, the shop, at the desk, or the highway, it must be seen that ours is a consecrated life.” – Horatius Bonar (1808 – 1889)

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