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Separate But Equal

Separate But Equal

I was talking to someone who shared his thoughts on the problem of co-mingling spirituality and reality. In his opinion, there has to be a separation between the two. Meaning, as Christians, there are times we need to separate God and our faith from necessary “real life” situations we find ourselves in. Solomon’s Wisdom His rationale was Solomon. According to him, the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes proved that Solomon, a writer in both books, should be our example of separating God from the realities of everyday life. In his opinion, Solomon’s wisdom, that allowed him to give practical advice, took account of reality outside of faith and spirituality.

In an effort to keep you from reading all morning, afternoon, or evening (depending on what time you’re reading this), I won’t spend too much time explaining why his assumptions are way off. 

The Example

The Example

I’ve been meditating on this scripture this week as I have been exploring ways to be more like Jesus in my home with my children. As they become more aware of my actions and my attitudes, I want to be sure and set an example that is pleasing to Jesus. I also want my children to know that it’s because of Jesus that I am choosing different behaviors and attitudes.

But how?

Ask God, and He provides, right? Right.