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Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Choose Life
Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

After meditating on the 91st Psalm, one is apt to say, "My cup runneth over" for God reveals in it what He desires to do for His children.

The question arises, “What about when it isn't happening for me as it is written?”

There is also another force in this world that is against not only Christians but also all mankind.  The sinner doesn't escape his wrath as we are sometimes prone to believe.

How often has it been said, "Where was God when this happened?" or “Why did GOD let this happen?”

Instead they should be asking. “Where was Satan when this happened or why did he do this?”

This convoluted theology that is prevalent says GOD is responsible for everything that happens and as such HE should not let anything bad happen to anyone.

This line of thinking excuses Satan from any evil when he is the author of it and the person believes that it is GOD'S fault when things go wrong. You can't believe that the Evil One exists and at the same time believe that a good GOD is the responsible party for trouble.

The scripture teaches that there is a evil being who rebelled against GOD and was cast out of heaven into the earth, and that he is alive and well doing business here on earth.  
To blame GOD for what Satan is doing, to put it mildly is simply wrong thinking.

When people cooperate with Satan, a negative circumstance is the result.

Check it out in Genesis 3 and see what happened when Adam and Eve cooperated with Satan.  The kingdom of Satan is broad based and is involved in every phase of human endeavor.

Questions asked during a Catholic renewal of baptism vows are as follows in Part;

V. Do you reject Satan?  R. I do.

V. And all his works?  R. I do.

V. And all his empty promises?  R. I do.

This statement of faith is as strong as can be made, and reminds one of what Jesus said,

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Matthew 4:1-11 is a primer on how to handle temptation.

James 4:7 Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you. Your resistance is characterized by not cooperating with God and his plan.

1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.

There is a lot of misplaced anger toward GOD that shouldn't be there, for we are robbing Satan of the credit that belongs to him.  Shame on any of us who are guilty of doing this!

Let us put the blame where it belongs!

Instead may we Choose to Follow Jesus and choose Life


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