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January 04, 2023
Daily Reading – Genesis 6 – 8 / Matthew 3
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
I have seen many who wear as artwork in their jewelry or as a sticker on their tablets or laptops the “yin and yang” symbol. It looks like two commas, one black and the other white, facing each other and forming a circle. Inside the white section is a black dot, and inside the black section is a white dot. This symbol comes from old Chinese philosophy but has been adapted recently by the New Age thinking. The basic idea is that there are complimentary opposites for everything. Hot/Cold, Male/Female, Up/Down, Light/Dark, etc. The dots inside the shapes imply that inside of every evil, (the black space) there is a little good, (the white dot) and inside every good, (the white space) there is a little evil, (the black dot). The Bible however leads us to understand the saturation of sin in man is complete.
Without Christ in our life, the imaginations of the heart of man are evil continually. Romans 3:10-12 says, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” While we want to believe the heart of man is basically kind, the truth is in Jeremiah 17:9 it says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Sin Saturates the heart of all man.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
If the Yin and Yang symbol could ever resemble any real truth, a person would have to be saved first. Then, with Christ inside, there is good in the heart of man. Even so, that goodness is never man, it is God in man.
Is there good in you?
If so, where do you think it came from?
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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