It’s natural for us to want the people in our lives to be loyal to us, but loyalty to God must always come first.

When we have grown to trust and support someone, we can find ourselves feeling obligated to make excuses for them when they are wrong…

Spouses…

Family…

Friends…

Ministers…

Politicians…

Athletes…

Celebrities…

Public Figures…

Have you ever found yourself feeling compelled to justify, make excuses for or give reasons why someone you support was wrong?

This behavior sets us up for a particular sin…

Ephesians 5:5-7 (NKJV)

For [a]this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.

This scripture makes it clear that when we excuse and justify the wrong of others, we become partakers in their sin.

Now many will say right and wrong are subjective, but the word of God should always be the measure.

Remember, you are never obligated to make excuses for the people you support. True loyalty and real support is letting them know they are wrong.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.

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