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Are there things I shouldn’t avoid?

Luke 14:17-20When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, “Come, the banquet is ready.” But they all began making excuses. One said, “I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.” Another said, “I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want to try them out. Please excuse me.” Another said, “I just got married, so I can’t come.”

Jonah 1:3But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping to escape from the Lord by sailing to Tarshish.

Don’t avoid what God has called you to do. You will miss out on the joy and satisfaction of accomplishing what you were created to do what is important to him. And like Jonah, you may be miserable for it.

Ecclesiastes 8:3Don’t try to avoid doing your duty, and don’t stand with those who plot evil, for the king can do whatever he wants.

Proverbs 24:12Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew.

Don’t avoid your commitments and responsibilities. We are responsible for God’s work, especially when we are the ones he wants to do it.

Proverbs 3:27Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.

Deuteronomy 22:4If you see that your neighbor’s donkey or ox has collapsed on the road, do not look the other way. Go and help your neighbor get it back on its feet!

Isaiah 58:7Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

Psalm 38:11My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease. Even my own family stands at a distance.

Don’t avoid doing good for those in need. Helping someone in need is reflecting the love of Jesus.

Job 1:8Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”

Proverbs 16:6Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil.

Proverbs 16:17The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.

1 Peter 3:11Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.

Romans 13:14Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.

Psalm 119:3They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.

Psalm 101:3I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.

Don’t avoid developing a close relationship with God. Keeping a close relationship with God helps you avoid sin. The closer you are to God, the further you are from evil and the less likely you are to sin. Seek wisdom from the Lord and you will avoid many mistakes in judgment.