THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

I have seen some gruesome things in my lifetime.
There is no crime more ugly than harming a child;
be it physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.
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SCRIPTURE__________________________________

Mark 9:42
And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me,
it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
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THOUGHT____________________________________

Now here's a principle which is very important.
Doing harm to a child certainly cannot be claimed "in Jesus' Name!!!"

No matter what else GOOD a person may do, if that good harms a child, it is NO LONGER good!

Let me illustrate.
There was once a group of people from a church demonstrating on the streets of the town.
These people had good in mind.
They were demonstrating against abortion.
And most of the folk in the town, were against abortion too - even if all of them weren't Christians.

There were two problems with the manner in which they demonstrated.
First, they made derogatory comments toward others, and initiated and inflamed passions of anger.
Second, and most importantly, they were carrying signs on which were printed pictures of dismembered babies.
And, they carried those signs in front of school buses full of children!

That doesn't mean they weren't Christians.
And it doesn't mean they weren't sincere about their efforts for Christ.
However, in this case, they were sincerely WRONG in the depiction of a Christian attitude toward the world!

Let us remember to always to be "speaking the truth in LOVE!"
And let us remember to "grow up into Him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ!" (Ephesians 4:15)

You see, our goal is to be LIKE CHRIST!
NOT to be like what WE think is best, but to always be learning through Bible study;
applying what God SAYS to our lives!

If we truly love Christ, our actions will SHOW it!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce