Self-Preservation

The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify. Proverbs 29:24

In general, people are selfish. We all are. In the case of this verse, the accomplice is selfish because he knows that if he says anything about what his thieving leader is doing, it will automatically incriminate him because he’s been doing the same thing. So he’ll keep quiet to save his own hide, so to speak.

We do that all the time. We fudge and hint around the truth to save our own skin when we need. We may even bend or stretch the truth on occasion just so we can brag that we didn’t lie. Deep down though we know how close to the edge we got.

Today’s a good opportunity to examine our hearts to see if we’ve been skirting the edges of sin or have stayed far far away.

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