DECEMBER 07, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Proverbs 7: 21& 23 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him… Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
Have you ever seen an ad of a car wrapped around a tree with dead bodies hanging out of it with a slogan under it saying, “Drink this brand Beer; we are the life of the party!” How about a lung removal operation and the announcer says, “You can have one too if you will only smoke this brand cigarette.” Maybe a wife and children broken and crying as daddy is booked at the police station for meeting with a prostitute and the voice says, “This commercial message is brought to you by this brand of X-rated Porno magazine and web site. We are where all the fun begins.” No, you will never see commercials like that. Why? Well, the reason is that these are the real results of sin. Satan never wants you to see the realities of sin. He makes sin look fun and glorious. Smoking is made to look cool by tough people. Movies and magazines glamorize drinking as being the social way of enjoying yourself. Pornography today is everywhere giving folks the mind-numbing attitude of, “what can it really hurt?” The end result is a trap.
Ask the drunkard on the street or the Alcoholic who has tried every rehab around to get free from the trap. Ask the smoker who has tried every patch, pill, gum, and still cannot seem to break the habit. Ask the inmates who are in for rape and ask families broken up by affairs where their problems most likely began. Sin is a trap. Just like an animal going for food displayed in the jaws of a snare, not realizing death is at the door, so do people follow sin not knowing Satan is the controller of it. Then the substance becomes their controller when they have fallen prey to the cunning device. .
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
There is good news. God is stronger than Satan ever hoped to be. The Holy Spirit who resides in a believer can help you overcome any addiction. He is able to deliver you. However, you must be willing to do your part. Give it to Him and trust He will do His part. Is it easy? Sometimes it is not. Is it worth it? Always yes! Is there help along the way? That is why God made the church. Break Free!
GOD TALKING TO ME: DECEMBER 07, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Lamentations 1, 2 / Psalm 125 / Proverbs 7 / 1 Timothy 5, 6
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Daniel 7-8 / 1 John 3
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