And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's. (Genesis 31:19)
Today's Morsel: We hear a lot about identity theft these days. I'm still confused as to why someone would want to steal someone else's identity for stealing and personal gain. Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's. And I believe that this caused a curse to her. I also believe that too many Christians are taking on the identity of the evil one. The church seems to be a place filled with complainers. We seem to hear more about aches, pain, politics, and the wrongs of the world by Christians than we do the praises of the Lord. That's taking on the wrong identity. James wrote: "But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace"(James 3:14-18). Even Jesus said that ye shall know them by their fruit. If we say that we are Christians, then our identity must be like Jesus.
Sing: To be like Jesus. To be like Jesus. On earth I long, to be like Him. All through life's journey, from earth to glory, I only ask to be like Him.
Thought for today: Don't take on the wrong identity. (Parker)