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Why Not?

Have you ever watched a newly-caged animal trying to get out?  Even the simplest form of animal can often find a way to free itself.  The other day I sat and watched a raccoon trying to get into a “raccoon proof” trash can.  It took him (or maybe her!) a few minutes, but it was “dinner time” at the trash can before I could believe it.  Oftentimes I write these devotionals and you would think I was the meanest guy ever if you read my return mail.  With what seems like similar enthusiasm, people will often do just about anything to convince me that I’m wrong on my stance on an issue.  If they can’t convince me I’m wrong, then sometimes they’ll just curse me and unsubscribe.  Frankly, even a simpleton like me can generally see right through the arguments.  People who have decided in their hearts that they want to do something (or don’t want do something) will spend an unbelievable amount of time and energy looking for loopholes.  They’ll search high and low for a reason why, or a reason why not!  I’m often reminded that “Christians” throughout the last 2000 years have been searching for ways to justify their sinful actions, many even misusing Scriptures to justify the most terrible of crimes.  Just imagine if we spent as much time trying to find ways to DO the things our Lord has commanded as we spend trying to convince ourselves, others, and even Him that we shouldn’t have to!

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”  Luke 6:46

In Christ,

PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er

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