Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3rd – Proverbs 3rd: An Inconvenient Truth

“The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.” – Proverbs 3:33

Wow, I really like half of this scripture, you know the part about the blessing of God being on the house of the righteous. I just LOVE God’s blessings! I’m not so crazy about the other part of the verse, you know the part about curses… Are you serious, God sends curses?? Certainly not the God of the Bible? There is NO WAY that my precious daddy of grace, mercy and happiness would EVER send a curse… right?

“Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him.” – I Samuel 16:14

What?? God sent an evil spirit to torment Saul?? Are you serious?? What kind of sick, sadistic God are we talking about here?? My Happy Santa “PAPA” would NEVER do such a thing! Maybe this is just Old Testament?? There is ABSOLUTELY no way that God would send something like a curse on someone in the New Testament… right??

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” II Thessalonians 2:9-12

ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS!??? God sends POWERFUL delusion on people? In the New Testament?? Maybe it’s just a bad translation, let me check and see what the Message says about this… There’s no way! This doesn’t sound like the Santa God of happy, peace, love and joy that I give a few minutes and dollars to every now and then. MY Sappy, Happy Daddy God would NEVER do such things! His ONLY desire is to happy bless me with flowers of comfort and joy!!

“Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles' feet. Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God." When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.” – Acts 5:1-5

WHAT!? God killed someone? That’s it. The God that I SERVE would NEVER do such a thing!

Maybe the God you are serving ISN’T the God of the Bible?

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