Listen to this devotional:
Hebrews 3:12a – So watch your step, friends. Make sure there's no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God. (MSG)
You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout. I'm telling you why! "Santa" might bring you a new computer!
Thousands of people spend time in hospital emergency wards every Christmas because of computer injuries. A foot trips over the cord. The unit lands on a toe. A hand gets pinched. Sounds funny, doesn't it? People get hurt while carting around an endless supply of knowledge. We need to be careful.
But sometimes, Christians are too careful not to get hurt. For example, I always have my Bible at the ready. A wealth of godly information lies well within my reach. However, when I come across advice I don't like, I have been known to skip that psalm, that proverb, that commandment — for surely God didn't mean that for me … did He?
Well … of course He did. The Bible is full and entire and complete. We don't get to pick out the parts we don't like. God uses them to point out the cords that trip us up, the weights that drag us down, and the hands that are in the wrong places. He has to. They divert our attention.
By all means, let's enjoy our new Christmas computers, but be ever mindful of the steps we take while carrying them. Let them remind us always to be careful of the steps we take with God.
Prayer: Lord, when our life doesn't line up with Your endless supply of knowledge, please point out our error. Don't let us be diverted from You, the living God. Amen.