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Wednesday's Word: Thursday's Thought - Very Superstitious

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday's Thought - Very Superstitious

Hello All,
In our day, where most conveniences are immediately accessible, we must be careful not to fall into the culture's way of always looking for what's new and exciting, especially when it comes to the areas of Faith and Doctrine. It may not be easy, but it's very necessary that we not get bored with the simple Truth of The Word of God. It seems that so many people are being beguiled by false teachings of prosperity, self-esteem, and personal god power by positive thinking that I wonder: Why are we so apt to fall for these things? Well, it's nothing new:

Here's the Word;
Acts 17: 21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you .

Some of us are/were like these people and because of our desire to not block off any and all avenues for possible "blessing", we give occasion to many false understandings and undue weight to things we ought not to; and though we may steer clear of horoscopes, palm readers, and psychic networks (I sure hope we do), we need to stand against those little foxes that spoil the vine; things we consider lucky or unlucky, intuitions that aren't aligned with Scripture and 'special' revelation that we don't even seek to confirm by the Holy Spirit because it feeds a personal desire or simply makes us "feel" good.

We need to hold to our sure foundation that has been laid: The Way is certain, The Truth is unchanging, and The Life is eternal. There is no superstition in The Way.

In Him,
Cros

1 Comments:

Blogger bcreed said...

Thank you for the reminder, Cros. You are right that we are vulnerable to new ideas, though they may not be new at all but rather old enemies in new garb! You are also right that it takes discipline to stay on the path of truth. Our pastor said Wednesday night that as believers we need to run every idea through Scripture's filter. This filtering is not friendly to the get-rich-quick scheme, nor to the easy way, but God didn't promise that our Christian growth would be easy. The Apostle Peter said it this way in II Peter 3:17-18 "Ye therefore, beloved,...beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." and Amen!

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