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Bible Ballistics: BBs #678  Eyes Open!  Really?  To What???

 

Just a brief word this morning to help each of us to guard our hearts, and minds; we are bombarded with so much information, how do we discern the true from the false?  How do we separate the sheep from the wolves?  Only by the power of God’s Spirit and His Word.

Give therefore thy servant

an understanding heart

to judge thy people,

that I may discern

between good and bad:

for who is able to judge this

thy so great a people?”  1 Kings 3:9

I love this verse and it’s one that I pray regularly, for we live in a world askew; and while I’m no “king” (as Solomon), I am a child of The King of Kings, and if we will ask, HE will help us to discern between the “wolves in sheep’s clothing” and the best options in the human situations and decisions that we face and encounter continually.  But what we must remember is that the enemy doesn’t always (in fact seldom) speak truth, and we must hear with more than just our ears.

For such are false apostles,

deceitful workers,

transforming themselves

into the apostles of Christ.

14 And no marvel;

for Satan himself

is transformed into an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is no great thing

if his ministers

also be transformed

as the ministers of righteousness;

whose end shall be

according to their works.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

We must be diligent to know God’s Word and measure what we hear by The Word not by our own human judgment and reason.  I heard someone reason that “love” justifies sin, reasoning if “they love each other” then sinful behavior is ok.  Well, I hate to differ, but God’s standard doesn’t change because of our lusts!  Sin is still sin no matter what we hear or say, or what we call it!

There is a way that seemeth right

unto a man,

but the end thereof

are the ways of death.” Proverbs 16:25

And as Isaiah warned:

Woe unto them

that call evil good,

and good evil;

that put darkness

for light,

and light

for darkness;

that put bitter

for sweet,

and sweet

for bitter!

21 Woe unto them

 that are wise

in their own eyes,

and prudent

in their own sight!”  Isaiah 5:20-21

God’s warning is as true today as when Isaiah wrote it; may we hear and heed while there is still time.

Amen and Amen!