We all know the frustration of trying to untangle a knot from a necklace or a bunch of wires hidden behind furniture. But what about the “knots” of confusion? Do we even know we have those kinds of knots? You know…..the knots that teach us and our children that there are no absolutes…where every thought and action just gets tossed to and fro….and where ever it lands it’s just all ok. Many times we say,” It’s all good”. But is it….really?
Satan attempted to lure Jesus into turning from his heavenly Father’s will while in the desert for 40 days. “I’ll give you all the authority (that has been given to me) and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me (says Satan) it will be yours.” Luke 4:6-7
God created everything. It all belongs to him. Yes because of the fall of Adam & Eve the evil one has limited authority here temporarily……temporarily. He is the “huge knot” all around us and hides in places and jumps out to cause confusion many times when we least expect it. There is no confusion in what Jesus taught. It’s more simple than we realize. We just have to decide if what He says is worth more than trying endlessly to untangle the knots of lies the evil one throws at us.
Jesus said,” if you a abide in my word (scripture) you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
Dear Lord,Thank you for your written word that is filled with all that you are and all that you desire for us. How could an awesome God leave us without a correct, proper and grace filled instruction manual? You couldn’t. You wouldn’t and You didn’t. Amen.