Wednesday thoughts – 7/15/2020

When one grows a garden— that individual will be confronted with many snares. These snares include weeds, morning glories, nut grass, Bermuda grass, corm worms, tomato worms, blights, fungus, too much water, drought, and even a dull hoe. When one is a believer, there are those snares that hinder one’s spiritual walk.

What are some of those snares that you face?

A) Discouragement

Moses was discouraged. Numbers 11:14-15 -“I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me, and if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favor in thy sight, and let me not see my wretchedness.”

Discouragement is a snare the devil uses to beat down the Christian. Thank God that Satan in the end is the loser.

B) Disbelief in the promises of God

Oh, how we need to remember that God said He would never leave us nor forsake us. Yes, we need to remember that in the end, Jesus Christ will reign and He, not man, will be in charge.

Disbelief is a snare that Satan uses to tear down the believer. Thank God our victory is in Jesus Christ.

C) Discrediting the Bible

The Bible is just not another book. It is God’s divine Word to Man. You and I live in a time when the Bible is ignored, neglected, and discredited. Oh, how we need a revival of confidence and faith in the Bible.

Discrediting the Bible is a snare that Satan uses to beat down and discourage the believer. Thank God that the Bible was written by men who were inspired by the Holy Ghost. Yes, it will stand and never change through the pages of history.

D) Desecration of the Lord’s Day

Oh, how we need a blood transfusion that will abandon the amusement and recreation of the Lord’s day. It is only then that people will have a little time to stop and think about God. America has gone the limit of desecrating the Lord’s day.

Desecration of the Lord’s day is a snare that Satan uses the in the believer’s life. The Lord’s day has not been cancelled. If I am to grow as a believer, I must stop and worship God. There is no substitute.

E) Discounting of public and private praying

Where are the churches with the Holy Ghost prayer meetings today? The world has more pull and power in the average life of professing believers than does the Holy Ghost.

Thought: There will be less straying when there is more praying.

Yes, just as there are snares to gardening that must be tended, there are also snares in the believer’s life that must be eradicated.