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Devotional - Friday, November 25, 2016 330/36

Today's Scripture: "This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles." Ps 34:6

5610. Presume failure and watch it happen. JG


See it.

Cycle mania

Live it.

Today is Black Friday and countless Americans will stand in line to buy the newest and largest television screen available. Gazillions of dollars will then be spent on junk food and sweets where too much time will be spent in front of those tvs. Then, just like clockwork, the closer we get to New Year's Day, the more exercising and fitness commercials most people will ignore on television. But there is an exercise cycle that men will employ and some can't resist.

The Old Testament contains a theme that can't be avoided. It's the tendency of God's people to consistently commit sin and ignore Him. Without exception, they eventually lie flat on their back and miserable where they remember the blessing they once enjoyed and call out to God for help. Being faithful to hear, God then lifts them out of their low state but allows the consequences of their sin to remain. But the cycle doesn't end there as people tend to repeat the process assuming God will bail them out after their sinful exercise. The cycle of sin takes time and effort that results in wasted energy and fruitless living. But the worse side effect may be the disappointment of God in knowing his children presume on His forgiveness.

Pray it.

I cannot imagine life without the help I have in You, Jesus.


Keywords: Sin; Failure; Salvation

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