“There is a difference between accepting the principle of accountability and seeking it.” –Tom Marshall
There was a young man who fell victim to a business scheme. The charlatan who conned him took most of his life savings and assets on a faulty deal. After his loss, the man went to the Better Business Bureau to report the name and practice of this “corporation” that swindled his money away. The Bureau said, “Why didn’t you come to us first to validate this company before investing so much money with them?” The man said, “I thought of that, but I was afraid you would tell me not to invest with them!”
Oftentimes in life, it’s not that we don’t know what we should or shouldn’t do, it’s that we lack the discipline to implement what we already know. Jesus referred to this in His benediction of the Sermon on the Mount. He said, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock” (Matthew 7:24).
It’s not enough just to “hear these sayings,” it is imperative that we “do them.” Failure to heed to the ways of God will always come with a cost. Sometimes it’s a small expense, other times it’s an entire fortune, a lifetime of savings. It’s always a good idea to check in with the Heavenly Bureau to validate any and all deals that may come your way.
Daily Reading: Hosea 5-9
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