Good Intention

Ecclesiastes 3:11b

11bHe has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Mankind desires to have long, great, problem-free, fair and just kind of life. Such desire exposes that the heart has an element of infinite perfection but sinful nature has corrupted humanity so that mankind cannot understand fully about it. From time to time, some questionable characters knock at church buildings and homes to beg for few dollars. Many believers with good intention to help those in need are taken advantage of by dishonest elements. Unscrupulous people introduce themselves as Christians who are short of cash and expect believers to show compassion on their miserable plight. What could be more pitifully pathetic about them is that they deceive themselves by thinking that they are successful in deceiving others when they receive a few dollars. Such is one of the worst displays of polluted mindset originated from sinful nature. What can we do about such deplorable deception?

Deception is the work of the devil. The Lord Jesus said in John 8:44, He (the devil) was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Christ is the Truth. What He says about the devil is true. It says in 2 Samuel 22:31, As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

It is very advisable for believers to be filled with the Spirit of Truth always. With the Lord’s empowerment, believers can discern despicable deception. Each time you come to familiar and unfamiliar situations or each time you get out of bed, make it a habit to say this short prayer; “Lord Jesus please fill and empower me with Your Holy Spirit.”
It is great to be optimistic but it is very much helpful to be cautious in decision-making, simple or great decision alike. The Lord wants us to take refuge in Him in all our ways.

Lord Jesus, please help me seek Your righteous ways at all times.

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