Whether or Not

“Whether” is defined as a word used to introduce an alternative. Whether it rains or shine. Whether they stay or go. Whether they give or not.

We use alternatives in our diets, our deeds, and our devotions. Adam and Eve used the diet alternative in Taste Preference. “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it…” (Genesis 2:16-17).

We use the deed alternative in Treating People. “Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates” (Deuteronomy 24:14).

We use the devotion alternative in Temporary Posture. “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8).

Alternatives in our appetites, attitudes, and actions comes with accountability. The preacher said, “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).

In other words, there is an aftermath for every action. There is a consequence for every conduct. There is a discipline for every deed.

So, whether the alternative is presented personally, professionally, or practically our answer, our action, and our approach should be proper, pleasing, and pure.

Published by Intentional Faith

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