Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 28, 2013

A Stage

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Matthew 15:8-9. This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me,
and they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

Psalms 19:14. May my words and my thoughts. be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my sheltering rock and my redeemer.

It’s evident since the first verse is true about us this second verse must not be true about us. Let’s be honest with ourselves. We have all spoken faith or obedience from time to time without really meaning our words or following through with them. How often have we quoted Matthew 6:33-34
“But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.” We say we pursue God’s kingdom and righteousness yet we go after the things of this world with more effort and enthusiasm. We know we need not worry about tomorrow, that it is in God’s hands yet we do worry. We forget our words of worry and our thoughts of more enthusiasm over worldly things rather than God’s kingdom and righteousness are displeasing to God. It seems we think we are on this earth to please ourselves and to try to please fellow-man rather than please God. Shakespeare once said, “Life is a stage.” Our question is what audience are we trying to please, God or sinful people? Let us play out our lives (thoughts included since God hears them) out for God.

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