Posted by: bshelley | July 23, 2009



Today’s Verse: James 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. NASB

Are you deluded? Let’s hope not, but pray all the same that if it is so that God will reveal that fault to you so you can work it out. One of the most fundamental problems we have as humans is our ability to rationalize. It is a powerful and potentially evil problem that we possess. The thief rationalizes that he needs something more than the current owner. “And the rich guy probably has insurance and will make out ahead on his claim.” Certainly the ever popular “everyone does it” covers a multitude of issues does it not? How many have rationalized the copying of videos or Cd’s? How many stick a few “extra” sweetener packets in their purse? How many are just too busy to read the Bible every day or pray over something besides a meal? Are we really too busy? The reality is that we just prioritize other activities as more important by our actual actions, not our intentions. We rationalize that we are faithful Christians because we go to church most weeks. Yet we drive right by those in need, fail to witness to anyone and have consciences that are calloused over from repetition. Do not be deluded. “Prove yourself doers of the word”.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.


  1. Amen! Thank you for this!

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