Today’s Devotional – September 30th (How To Spot The Biggest Sinner!)

By admin On August 29th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – September 30th

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How To Spot The Biggest Sinner!

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Two men, while attending the Royal Ball were talking together at a table, and one man revealed to the other man… “I know how to instantly spot the biggest sinner in this room!”

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The other man looked incredulously at his boastful friend… “OK, my dear deluded fellow, so just how are you going to instantly spot the biggest sinner in this crowded room?”

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The boaster replied… “I just look around until I see a mirror and walk over and look into it, and ‘Voila!’ I’m staring at the biggest sinner in the room!” And so, the two men laughed!

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Louis Haghe – The New Ballroom – 1856 – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“I AM CHIEF!”

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OK, so the morale of this little story is that the Bible tells us who is the biggest sinner! Me! I’m the world’s greatest sinner! Yeah! That’s right! ME!

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Listen to Paul, as he counsels young Timothy… “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1st Timothy 1:15

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Notice that Paul says, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation”. In other words, this saying is worthy of your acceptation, and of mine as well! Yes, God sees me as the chief of sinners!

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As a matter of fact, that was the name of a great book by Pilgrim’s Progress author, John Bunyan: “Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners”.

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And Bunyan’s point to this title, was that he, Bunyan, knew in his heart of hearts, that he was indeed, the biggest sinner in the room!

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SATAN’S SPIRIT INDWELLS ALL!

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Well, the Bible repeats this same truth, howbeit in a number of ways. 

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For instance, listen to this… “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

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Now this above verse reveals a truth which absolutely flies in the face of every psychologist and psychiatrist! Yes, psychology is the science of trying to understand what lies in the depths of the human mind.

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But what psychologists and psychiatrists do not understand is that we have all been indwelt by “prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” Ephesians 2:2

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE WICKEDNESS OF THE HUMAN HEART!

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So by mere connection alone with the spirit of Anti-Christ, that makes our inward wickedness as great as Satan’s. Thus, my heart is… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg“deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” 

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Now that does not mean that all that latent sin will necessarily surface! But the potential is there.

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And, if ever there was a man who could boast of his present condition, it was Paul. Paul lost all things for the sake of the knowledge of Christ Jesus! His entire life was dedicated to overcoming evil. And yet, Paul confessed… “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing!” Romans 7:18. 

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Paul realized that it was only the grace of God that kept Paul from falling into mischief! Paul understood that, but for the grace of God, he would be no better than a mere devil!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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The very Good News is, that God can give us a new heart! Yes, the Bible says… “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpg

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That’s right, God can give us a new heart, and bring us into all purity of mind! Oh, there will be times of struggle. But it is a dream more magnificent than any earthly dream! To be pure and holy and filled with Christ’s love for all mankind! What could be more wonderful than that!?

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And yet, though we are cleansed and made white in the blood of the lamb, we will still be meek and lowly of heart! Yet realizing that without God’s grace, we are still, “the chief of sinners!”

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Picture – Bible Devotion – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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And so, the next time I go into a crowded room, or a busy 

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shopping center,

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there is one person, and only one person who I can look down my nose at!

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You see, it’s the reflection in the mirror! Or the reflection in the store window!

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Yes, it’s the one who stares back with wanton eyes!

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Me!

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That’s the biggest sinner in the room!

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Macke – Reflection In The Shop Window – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Please keep sifting me as wheat, so as to remove all foolish pride and self-deceit…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart or you can also read… “April 8th (The True Nature of Evil)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD IN HEAVEN

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This Flower of the Field Constellation graces the summer night sky, reminding us of the vanity of

this life. The opening verse are the words of the “voice in the wilderness”.

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Listen… “The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? ‘All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.'” Isaiah 40:3, 6-8. 

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This verse tells us that all the glory of Mankind is as a fading flower.

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These two constellations in the above sketch are the Two Turtle-doves (AKA Sagittarius) and the Flower of the Field Constellations(AKA Scorpio). They appear in the southern skies, moving from east to west. They are best seen from spring through fall. This sketch is how they appear in the spring in the northern latitudes. In the southern latitudes they are more tilted. As they move through the night sky, the flower appears to bend down.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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