Monday, February 18, 2008

Ps. 141:4
“Let not my heart
be drawn to what is evil,
to take part in wicked deeds
with men who are evildoers;
let me not eat of their delicacies.”

The Lord spoke to me through this scripture today; after spending a week at a trade show in San Diego.
It is a rare person who comes home as well spiritually as when they left.
I am not the exception.
I spent a day in Tijuana by myself; and Tijuana is not known for its morality. Wicked deeds are there for the asking, and often openly solicited. I sensed a covering of the Spirit and enjoyed the culture without eating of the evildoers delicacies. But it made me think how in our culture evildoers produce a never ending smorgasbord of evil. The poisons flow freely, though the recipes may vary with each generation. Women; painted, pumped, and preened; illicit cocktails to be slurped, smoked, or shot; evil deeds by evildoers purveying their delicacies. May we as Christians echo David’s sentiments—“Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers.”


HAINAngel2000 said...

I like this post Fred.

I was looking at the picture and thought that it almost looked like a man who has many evils all around Him and he is in prayer and the evil around him cannot stand it. Like all of us have gone through in life and the ol devil with his demons are at work at all times hoping to ditroy us. This picture reminds me that seek God even when the darkness feels all around..

I agree with your post too

Anonymous said...

I think you are right about the painting, I couldn't find anything written about it but your opinion seems right on. Wish that I were that deep in prayer when evils surround, sometimes, but not always I'm afraid.

fcb4 said...

I am almost sure the artist is James C. Christensen, he is one of my favorite artists, a lot of his work is faith based.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's the guy. I should be more judicial about naming artists, if someone likes their work it would make looking for it simple.