Monday, November 9, 2009

NTC Day 50: John 9-10, Hebrews 11-13

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10

When did God become the enemy of everything that is good instead of the author of it?

In our minds, it is so easy to reverse the two roles seen in this verse. We so easily buy the lie that God is holding out on us; that He’s trying to take away our fun, success, joy, fulfillment, etc. In short, He’s trying to rob us of life. At the same time, we believe that Satan is really offering the true way to life and happiness.

Yesterday we read the truth about Satan:

You belong to your father, the devil . . . He 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. – John 8:44

The truth is the God is the author of everything good in our lives. When we live as He guides us, we “take hold of the life that is truly life.” (1 Timothy 6:19) On the other hand, Satan is trying to take from you everything that is good, right, and worthy. He comes to loot and pillage our lives. When we buy his lie, we simply leave the front door open and give him free access.

Don’t buy the lie that God is holding out on you. Turn to Him for life.

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