When I think of El Dorado, I’m expecting some sort of Western movie or town. Yet, today’s musician is from El Dorado, Arkansas. Josh Wilson’s song I Refuse addresses individuals who try to live their lives with blinders on. While trying to drown out all the noise in life is helpful, Josh refuses to ignore situations and people who need God in their lives.
So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin, James 4:17.
Jesus’ earthly brother addresses this topic in the passage above. James is referring to sins of omission. Based upon what James learned from his older brother, sins of action or just as bad as sins of inaction. Therefore, as Josh sings about in I Refuse, knowing what’s right and failing to act is equal to a sin of commission. May the words of I Refuse inspire you to act today when you see an opportunity.
by Jay Mankus