June 4, 2016

Are you swallowing the lie?

Satan is out, not only to tempt us to sin, but he wants to destroy, steal, and kill.

The lies of Satan can be boiled down to the following: "God is not love, and he does not love you."

If you turn to worry, then you don't really believe that God is love, and cares for you now, and later.

If you complain, then you believe that God has not brought an abundance of life to your soul.

If you envy, and want more, always more, then you believe that just knowing God is not enough.

If you really believe that God is love, then you don't worry, nor complain, nor are you envious.

The way to know God is in repenting of the sin of believing a lie that what is out there, in the world, is better than God's way, and that the world has something to offer in the way of a good life.

It doesn't. It can't. It won't.

The child of God will hear the lie, and will, at times, be tempted, but will not swallow the lie.

She may chew on the lie for a bit, but she will spit it out in the end.

Why is that the case?

God will not allow the temptation to be too strong for the truly believing woman.

That's what it says in I Corinthians 10:13.

Do you believe it?

That is what God will be constantly seeking to know about your heart.

You can say that you believe, but words are cheap (lip-service is what God calls it).

The lips can easily move, but the heart can, at the same time, be hard toward the truths of God.

The heart that believes exhibits behavior that talks, and walks in that belief.

Do you swallow lies, or do you obey God?

Do you tell Satan to move-on, or do his lies reside in your heart?

Do you trust God, or fret?

Do your hands serve out of an abundance of grace, or do you hoard your talent, money, and time?

Do you love, or are your feet stymied in a quagmire of prejudice, and conditional love, and do they stay put, not seeking out the ones in the ditch, and the lonely, and the poor?

We cannot serve two masters.

Choose this day whom you will serve.

Will it be Satan and his lies, or God and truth?

The God who made heaven and earth is good, and he is love, and to know him, follow Jesus.

Jesus says, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand," (Matthew 4:17)..

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