Wednesday, August 3, 2016
When paying for an item at the store with a fifty or a hundred dollar bill, I’m sure you have noticed the cashier hold it up to the light. Assuming you don’t look like an untrustworthy person, I hope you don’t get offended when this happens to you because, for the most part, store cashiers are just following the instructions they have been given. Nevertheless, the point I am trying to make is that counterfeit bills can be easily identified when held up against the light. It is the same in life, error can be exposed when held up against the light.
I have been thinking of this eternal truth as we are in the midst of another presidential campaign. We hear claims or accusations from both the Republicans and the Democrats about the candidates and it is up to us to either believe them or reject them. It seems to me nonetheless that, whether they are true or not, many believe them. In the end, the side that is able to convince the majority of the voters is the one most likely to emerge victorious. The question is: How can we know which side’s claims were the most truthful, since it is highly possible that the truth will be stretched by both? You have the right to disagree because I am no expert on this issue but I believe that we will never know the answer to that question in this life. We are left with the dilemma of who we trust or distrust the most.
You may think that now, more than ever, people can’t be trusted but this has always been the case. This is not to say that we should go around distrusting everybody but the bottom line is that, generally speaking, man cannot be trusted. Why? We can’t be trusted due to our sinful nature. We all fall short of the glory of God as Romans 3: 23 declares. That is why Paul also added: “Let God be true and every man a liar.” (Romans 3:4) Not believing in the truth as it relates to the current presidential campaign will have it’s consequences in this life, but not believing in the truth (Christ) as it relates to spiritual matters will have eternal consequences. Vote for the candidate of your choosing but whatever you do, don’t place your complete trust on anybody other than God.
Memory verse for the week: (Psalm 9:10 KJV) “And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.”