God’s Word: I John 1:18-29
God’s Message to Me: (My interpretation of what God is saying through these verses)
How does a person become a thief? It takes practice. It begins with taking small things that no one would notice. The natural progression is to move on up to larger things. At first it bothers your conscience but soon you find your conscience no longer bothers you and you find delight in getting something for nothing. A thief is a very selfish person and cares not that he is in direct violation of My Word.
How does a person become a liar? It takes practice. You start quite innocently telling little untruths to keep yourself out of trouble. You tell your conscience that it was partly true and on and on you go down that path until you don’t know yourself what is truth and what is a lie. A liar is a selfish person and cares not that he is in direct violation of My Word.
How does a person become self-less? It takes practice. The “high” you received when you stole without getting caught, or the lie you told without anyone knowing—that same “high” is available to the self-less person by doing good for others. The more you do good the better you get at it—the same as stealing or telling lies. Only this time your conscience cheers you on and affirms your actions. This “HIGH” cannot really be compared to the thief or liars “high.”
God’s Question for Me:
Are there some new “practices” you need to introduce into your life?
God’s Promise to Me:
All who practice righteousness are God’s true children.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for my parents teaching me to follow You.
I am Sorry for not focusing more on how to do good on Your behalf.
Thank You for the joy of obeying You by blessing others.
Help me give You my best efforts at following Jesus path.