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Cheap Trick

  • The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt. They have done abominable works. There is none who does good. Yahweh looked down from heaven on the children of men, To see if there were any who did understand, Who did seek after God. Psalms 14:1 WEB

    As the cashier counted out my change, I noticed that it was a good bit more than I had given her to begin with. This was decades ago and I was a new Christian struggling to make ends meet. I was just beginning to tithe and barely making it. There were all sort of thoughts going through my head: "Well, you really need gas money", "You have been tithing, maybe this is a blessing" and "They will never miss it."

    Then there was another voice: "They will have to take it out of their pay if they are short. It is not yours! Give it back!" A scripture came to mind and that settled it: 'The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of men..." I pushed it away and explained that they had given me too much because I had only given them five dollars, not fifty or whatever it was that they were counting out. They were shocked and greatly appreciative.

    We would have both been accountable for the mistake, not just her. I walked out of that store knowing that I had done the right thing and I could feel the Lord's presence immediately. He was watching my actions quietly from above, and when given a chance to do wrong, I chose to do right. I know scripture tells us that we are saved by faith, not by works lest we should boast, but you can believe that God still knows the difference between right and wrong.

    That day I made my Father proud. I did not fall for the cheap trick that the enemy had set in front of me. Things like that are just a trap laid in front of you to test your character. Will you do right, or will you fall for the cheap trick and trade your integrity for something so insignificant and temporary?

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me see the traps laid in front of me clearly. Shake me up God and get my attention. Give me the strength and grace to serve You with all of my heart, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord. 

January 13, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

January 13, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Been there, done it! Amazing how great lil things will make you feel!! I know I live in a lost World!! Hey we repeap the results of Our actions!!

January 13, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

January 13, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 13, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank   you  lord  for sending  your  mighty angels to  help me  daily  hallelujah  amen

January 13, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me see the traps laid in front of me clearly. Shake me up God and get my attention. Give me the strength and grace to serve You with all of my heart, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen thank you

January 13, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Lord help me to resist temptations. Guard me from evil. Amen!

January 13, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. Some things come to us appearing to be a blessing but if we accept them they are a curse. we must always listen and obey.

January 13, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

So true Carol. Amen.

January 13, 2017
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Christopher Shannon
Christopher Shannon

Beautiful message, Pastor Dion.  Our Creator's generous daily graces and our Savior's selfless gift of salvation has given us freedom, freedom to do right by Him, to do right by and to our fellow human being(s).  Our God given freedoms are not to do as we please but, to choose right over wrong in every situation regardless of level of difficulty and in light of the many trials we as Christians encounter in our lives.  Have a blessed day, you and Sylvia!  

January 13, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

The Holy Spirit does prompt us to do right.

January 13, 2017
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Awesome word Amen, Pastor Todd

 

January 13, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 13, 2017
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous

Amen.

January 13, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I pray that you help me see the traps laid in front of me clearly. Shake me up God and get my attention. Give me the strength and Grace to serve you with all my heart, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

January 13, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen. Help me to see the traps laid in front of me and help me to act with integrity in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen

January 13, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!     Thank you for todays devotion Pastor Dion. :-)    I've had things like that happen in my life and my husbands too. f What I remember we always gave it back if we didn't I repent of doing the wrong thong. I just want to repent in case as a young child if that happen and I did the wrong thing. I don't recall many years back so i'm giving it to God. I know what you mean about that thought going through your mind. Then you do think I know God knows what's going on. So always do the right thing because it will drive you crazy if you didn't. Why? Because we also know right from wrong, good and bad, and we know sin. Do the right thing I tell you all because you would not feel right and you don't want that on your heart. Amen. <3

 

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me see the traps laid in front of me clearly. Shake me up God and get my attention. Give me the strength and grace to serve You with all of my heart, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

January 13, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!

January 14, 2017