“Or if it known that the ox tended to thrust in time past, and its owner has not kept it confined, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall be his own.”
This may be a slight bit out of context, but I believe this verse can be applicable to our lives! The key words are “If it is known”. How often do we know that being in or near certain situations, that we’d end up sinning? For instance, following certain posts on the internet, hanging out at certain locations or being around certain groups of people! You know what has happened in times past.
“As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly.”
Be careful of being foolish, the LORD has given us wisdom, discernment and the ability to remember what happened the last time we were in that certain situation!
“But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your sin will find you out.”
Realize, you can’t get away with anything with the LORD, He sees all, hears all and knows all! What do we do?
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
The simple solution is: you know where to go and what to do! We also know the closer we cling to the LORD, the more unlikely we will end up not in sin! Today, hold onto the LORD and let go of the world! Have a blessed day drawing closer to God!