Well of Life: Proverbs for the Young

Friday Assembly: Headmaster’s Address (May 5, 2017)

Pro 25:26 (NKJV)

A righteous man who falters before the wicked
Is like a murky spring and a polluted well.

Pollution makes water undrinkable. Nobody will drink from a well if the water is polluted. No matter how good the water was to start with, if you put garbage in a well, the water turns so bad it can even kill you.

Our character is a like a well. When we do the right thing, we give out clean, refreshing water to all around us. It is easy to have good character when everyone else around you is righteous—when everyone else around you is doing the right thing. It is not hard to be part of the crowd when the crowd is going on a good path.

Sadly, many good people don’t have the same character when they are around their non-Christian friends. When the crowd wants you to sin, what are you going to do? Will you falter before the wicked and throw garbage in your well? Are you going to curse and take the Lord’s name in vain when others around you think it’s okay? Are you going to make fun of someone different than yourself if the crowd is egging you on?

Isaiah tells us that “the wicked are like the troubled sea…whose waters cast up mire and dirt.” But in contrast, Revelation tells us that there is a “pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”

Which one of these things do you want to drink from? By the grace of God, I choose the clean water.

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