Avoid Wrong

READ: Ruth 3:1-18

…Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Romans 12:9


Virtue is the quality of doing what is good and right and avoiding wrong.

There are seven known cardinal virtues. Four of them are natural virtues and three of them are theological virtues. The four natural virtues are justice, prudence, temperance and fortitude. The three spiritual virtues are faith, hope and love.

To live a life of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong, you need to deploy justice, prudence, temperance, fortitude, faith, hope and love. Fortitude speaks of the strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity.

Virtue is a personal positive trait that makes you abhor evil. A virtuous person is full of goodness, righteousness and has strong morals.

Virtue (goodness) is the personal trait that prevents a person from randomly following after the opposite sex. Ruth was a virtuous woman. She refused to follow after young men, whether poor or rich. She was concerned about doing what is right. Many people are not rich because they follow after the opposite sex and are destroyed by many enchantments, pleasures and deceptions.

By Dag Heward-Mills