Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.Psalm 34:14(NIV)
Psalm 34 talks about how to live a good life. Verse 14 encourages us to choose good over evil and peace over sin. Shun sin and turn away from evil, pride, and arrogance. We honor the Lord when we turn from evil.
To honor the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil ways and false words.Proverbs 8:13 (GNT)
Embrace righteousness, truth, and godliness. Seek and pursue peace; let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.Matthew 5:9 (King James)
Strive to live in peace and do good. Be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving, as God forgave you. Be rich in good works, generous, and ready to help those in need.
14 Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!
15 God keeps an eye on his friends,Psalm 24:14-15 (MSG)
his ears pick up every moan and groan.
Is your focus on avoiding evil, doing good, and pursuing peace?
Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, teach us to turn away from evil and do good. Guide us to follow Your will; and practice virtue and righteousness. Let us spread love, do good, and pursue peace. Like the snapdragon is facing forward, teach us to face forward, turn our back on sin, embrace peace, and honor You. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen