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verse 19: “Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.”

I had a very pleasant dream the other night. In it, I dreamed I was the drum major leading a marching band into a performance. Now, that may not seem like much of a dream to some of you…but I never got to be drum major when I was in band. In high school, our band was so small, not only was I the only trombone player…I WAS the low brass section (we had no baritones, no tubas). My band director told me that he’d be glad to make me the drum major…but then, we’d have no low brass in the band. I tried out while in college band, but competition was fierce there, and I didn’t get it; one of my best friends did. He did a great job, but like most of us, I would wonder “what if that was me…”.

I awoke from that dream feeling happy; it’s rare when you have a dream that makes you feel that happy. Solomon wrote that “desire realized is sweet to the soul”. I have a footnote in my Ryrie Bible that comments on the second half of that verse. Desire realized is sweet…but what if you had to give something up to attain it? The footnote says that fools will not give up their evil ways even to attain such desires. Most of us, in pursuit of a goal or dream, do make sacrifices. But Solomon is saying that fools would rather cling to their evil ways than give them up to attain desires. That’s sad.

You know, all Jesus asks of us is to accept Him as Lord and Savior of our lives. We just have to ask forgiveness and to repent of our sins. It can be hard to repent and give up that sinful life…but, oh, what a desire realized!

Have a blessed day!

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