Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 19, 2022

A Better Deal

“Only be careful and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live.” Deuteronomy 4:9a (NIV)

Wrong size, wrong color, doesn’t work or just plain don’t like it – so we head to the store and wait in line. Like we didn’t wait in line long enough to buy it in the first place. I don’t know about you but I hate to exchange or return anything, but my co-worker is a return Queen. The back seat of her car is proof a return is on the way back to the store and it doesn’t bother her one bit.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could rewind the clock and make a few personal returns?

We could gather up all our don’t likes or things that just didn’t work the way we envisioned and exchange them for a better deal. If so, that line would probably be very long. Unfortunately, that’s not how life works. Once words slip off our tongue or reactions hit us square in the face, the recall button is nonexistent.

Difficult choices made without consulting God first can land us deep in unknown consequences. Maybe that’s why God warns us to keep a guard over our lives. Maybe that’s why we should carefully watch how we make decisions. Maybe that’s why scripture reminds us to remember what we have read in His Word and how we have seen Him work. Consistency is God’s trademark, and He has given us all the guidelines we need to be successful – we just need to hide them deep in our hearts so that they impact all our choices.

“Father, You have shown us how to live and the consequences of moving outside your protection – help us to stay within the boundaries of Your perfect will.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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