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Devotions for Life

Skewed Values

Text: “For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends” (2 Corinthians 10:18).
Someone noted, in a recent article that I was reading, that “we live in a world with skewed values, false promises and fleeting fame.” And, really, I suppose that just about sums it up. I mean, let’s face it, most of us are stuck on ourselves. Example: You are in a group picture. You are looking at the print. Be honest now, who do you look at first?


When Truth Hurts

Ponder: Sometimes it’s painful to tell the truth!
Scripture: “Therefore, putting away lying, let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor” (Ephesians 4:25, NKJV).
Contrary to popular myth, George Washington never chopped his father’s cherry tree, nor did he say, “I cannot lie.” Ironically, that story had its beginning after Washington was dead, and it was a preacher who started it! Evidently he wanted to discourage lying by portraying a beloved hero confessing a bad deed. Hmm . . . discourage lying by . . . lying! Not especially appealing, is it?
Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won’t.” Did Twain actually say that? I know not. But the line makes a good point. Each of us is able to lie; we can also choose not to lie.


What Does The Letter Say?

“You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men” (2 Cor 3:2 NASU)
Paul said the Corinthian church was his letter, known and read by all men. What was Paul’s meaning? It appears in those days itinerant preachers were able to travel and preach for various churches if they had letters of recommendation. Paul had none. Instead, Paul refers to the Christians at Corinth as his letters of recommendation. They had come out of paganism, were guilty of extreme immorality. After all, the corrupting influence of Corinth was widely known in the ancient world by the word “Corinthianize.”