Thursday, April 11, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 11 April 2019

Dishonesty

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1)


Today’s Morsel:  I can remember when I was a kid hearing the story of a store owner who was jailed because he would lean hard on the scale to increase the weight when people were purchasing items that needed weighing.  One of the tools the enemy will use in the last days is dishonesty.  I am amazed at the number of people being jailed for dishonesty.  Jesus said, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:4-5)  The reason deception is so hurtful is it attacks our feelings.  It is one thing to be deceived by Satan and those in the world, but we should never be deceived by saints of God.  Solomon said, As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?” (Proverbs 26:18-19)  In other words, he will say when you confront him he was just joking.  But it is only a joke because you caught him in the deception.  If you had not caught him, it would have remained as he planned.  If you are dishonest and deceitful, be sure your sin will find you out.  Honesty is not the best policy, it should be the only policy for a Christian.  

Sing: What can wash away my sin?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Oh! Precious is the flow that makes me white as snow.  No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Thought For Today: Keep the scale leveled (Parker)

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