April 14-Dishonesty

April 14-Dishonesty

April 14: Dishonesty


Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 4:23-27


Today is the birthday of the all-time hits leader in MLB history, Pete Rose. Rose finished his career with 4,256 hits, but was banned from baseball for life in 1989 for allegedly betting on baseball. After years of denying the charges, in 2004 Rose came out with a book and admitted to betting on games.


The writer of Proverbs warns us to guard our hearts and to keep foul language out of our mouths. He also wants us to fix our eyes straight ahead and to not swerve to the left or right. In other words, we are to stay on the straight and narrow; to keep our eyes on God and stay on His path for our lives. When we allow evil to come into our lives, we cannot be on God’s path for our lives. When we permit evil to creep into our lives, we will eventually pay the price for those sins and mistakes.

  1. What does it mean to guard our hearts?

  2. Why should we keep our eyes fixed on God?

  3. What will keep us on God’s pathway for our lives?

Banned from baseball, the all-time hits leader will not have the opportunity to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame because of his gambling and dishonesty about doing so. When evil comes into our lives, God goes out.


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