Application: Since it's almost impossible to correct fools, once someone has demonstrated a heart set on folly, give them a wide berth or get hurt.
Prayer: Father, help me be sensitive to Your word, and pursue the objectives that are wise. Amen.
- execute true justice on behalf of others in the community (Ezek 8:18);
- show hesed/loyal covenantal love and compassion to fellow saints;
- don't oppress the weak for the sake of financial gain;
- don't devise evil against one's brother/sister in their heart;
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel."
9-10 A Messiah comes to protect and bless
1Peter 1:22 “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart”