Good Words for Today: April 20

“In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war . . . but David stayed in Jerusalem” (2 Samuel 11:1). When speaking of David, Matthew Henry said it well: “If he had been at the front, he wouldn’t have been on the wall. When we are out of the way of duty, we are in the way of temptation.” David is now an accident waiting to happen. —He’s alone. —He’s the king —He’s accountable to no one. He’s got too much time on his hands so he stays busy doing nothing. “Idle hands are the Devil’s tools.” In this case the Devil didn’t have to try too hard. David was sitting around taking it easy. How true this is today. Much of our struggle with lust comes because we stay in Jerusalem taking it easy when we ought to be on the front lines with the bullets whizzing overhead.

April 20, 2016

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