Today's Devotional

Seeing is Disbelieving
How does God’s promise in Deuteronomy 1:30-31 encourage and prepare you to fight for what’s true?

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Wicked Whisper

Who would leave the doors of their house wide open? If you're like me, I keep my front door bolted. When I go to sleep at night, I alarm my doors in case of an intruder. I choose whom I want in MY house. Proverbs 4 :23 - When I hear a knock at the front door at night, I turn on the porch light just to get a good look at who's out there through the door's peephole. An unfamiliar voice might speak through the door, telling me that they want to sell me something; however, I'll only talk to them through the locked door. I'm more concerned about my own family's safety than hurting a stranger's feelings. I once knew a person who let an unannounced stranger into her house. The stranger then asked her questions concerning the whereabouts of an acquaintance. To get the answers, the stranger pointed a loaded gun to her 4-year-old daughter's head. It was a very frightening experience for her. I guess that's why I'm so conscious of strangers at MY door. In the same way, we can't leave the door of our conscious minds wide open. If we allow thoughts to wander in and out, they can cause a lot of damage. We've done or said something that we regret, and before it's all over we've harmed a relationship. Once, I received a complaint from a customer. They told me that they had made a purchase, and the product had problems. Furthermore, they related to me that the location, which had sold the product, had closed. When the customer approached another nearby location about the problem (only eleven miles away) that location refused to honor the warranty. After I made arrangements to have the customer satisfied, I then asked the supervisor of the noncompliant location to discuss with them the importance of performing warranty repairs. Later, the supervisor told me that the noncompliant location was still bitter because of his disputes with the out of business location. This was his attempt to express his bitterness by refusing to complete ANY repair work for that fail

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