22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. – 1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV
Hello family, Abstain: “to refrain deliberately and often with an effort of self-denial from an action or practice.” When we hear “resist the devil and he will flee from you – James 4:7, we don’t always receive it as a call to action. Typically when i hear resist i think about digging my heals in and bracing for what ever is coming, but it is so much more.
Think of a tug-o-war, two groups of people give their all to keep the other side from pulling them over. If in there you are not just standing their but you and your teammates move in the opposite direction, away from the other team. You are Abstaining from the other team. you see evil coming do ALL YOU CAN to get way from it! if it has half a sent of evil abstain from it! Not just the big things but the tiny innocent looking stuff too!
Much Love & God Bless