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YieldNotLike a trampled spring and a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. Proverbs 25:26

Holiness means to be set apart for special use. Every follower of Jesus is made holy by God. He has profound purpose for our lives. I love the saying “holiness is what God wants for you, not from you”. Why? Because in it is the power to confront evil and wickedness. The Bible says that when a righteous man gives way (allows wickedness to win or be a compromise in his life), he becomes useless like a polluted well. In the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem about heroic Ulysses, I want “to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”!

Am I giving way to anyone or anything wicked? Lord, please reveal it to me.

God, may Your holiness and righteousness spring up fresh in me. May I be a wellspring to those around me, because you set me apart and Your word washes and regenerates me. I consecrate myself to You.

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