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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Don’t Hate Me For This

Gen 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 

Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 

Pro 23:7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. 

I talked last week about our thoughts.  I want to expound on those thoughts and bring more clarity to what I believe the above verses are talking about.

God destroyed the earth and everyone that lived on it because every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  The following are some thoughts on this verse:

1. Every imagination is very important to God.  I believe the imagination is dealing with our entertainment.  I like Star Trek: The Next Generation T.V. Show.  I like science and the possibilities that it can bring.  I like outer space and the immensity of it.  Star Trek would fit in the category of my imagination.  I do realize that the show has finished making new episodes a long time ago, but  it is a good illustration.

2. Of the thoughts of his heart: this is what goes on inside us that no one can see…except God.

3. Only evil continually:  This means that wickedness is what ruled on their imagination…all the time.  I believe their entertainment may have started out simple to them, but before they knew it, their thoughts progressed into an “all-the-time” evil occurrence.

OK, OK so what am I getting at?  Here it is, the jelly on the bottom shelf.  If a real, live witch came up to you and asked you to participate in witch craft, would you do it?  Probably not, right?  Well, we may not think so, but when we watch that kind of stuff on TV, Movies, or in our video games and do nothing about it, we are participating with them in their evil.  YOU’RE Crazy!!  I know you may think that about me, but I will tell you that God did not destroy the earth and every man and beast in it because of evil actions, He did it because of  evil thoughts and imaginations.  When someone watches a movie about vampires, werewolves, and black magic like David Blane and they do nothing to turn it off or denounce it, then they are partakers with them.  They might as well have done it in front of you.

When you watch a movie, do you ever talk about it later?  Probably.  When someone watches a “love story” (blah!!!) about a shape-changing werewolf / man, do you think about it later…yes?  I am not perfect.  I am not trying to throw a stone at anyone.  I do not even know who will read this.  I am trying to sound a warning to everyone that reads this about how crafty and sly the devil is.  Remember, satan got Adam and Eve to sin in a perfect environment.  He is very good at his craft.  Please do not be fooled by Him.  I hope you take this as a sincere warning from me to you…whomever you are that needs this.

January 16, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

As He Thinketh In His Heart

Gen 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 

The above verse uses some very strong words when it comes to a loving God.  Can you imagine the one person that epitomizes love and grace and forgiveness making the statement that He regrets you ever being born?  When I think of God, what quickly comes to my mind is love, mercy, compassion, etc…but let’s not think that this sums up God.  He is so awesome and intricate that no one can know the mind of God.  So my question still stands, “What makes God say that He regrets   making man?”  The answer is found in the verse 5.

Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 

At first glance a person might think that there was an action done that would make God that mad, but according to verse 5, what caused God’s outrage was actually every thought and imagination of man was only evil continually.  That may not seem like a “game-changer” for most people, but to God it is.  In fact, He decided to change all of mankind right then with the flood.  I would take a guess and say that God cares about what we think!  God puts high importance on what we think and imagine!  Imagine That!  Here is another verse on thinking

Pro 23:7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. 

God hates it when we think on things that are evil.  I didn’t say that we have evil thoughts toward some and want them to hurt, but when we dwell on evil thinking like witchcraft and vampires and werewolfs and immoral and adulterous people and acts.  I don’t know who reads this so I don’t know anything about your life to meddle, but I want to say that what we think about is very important to our God….what do you think about in your spare time?

 

 

January 13, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment