‘The thief comes only to steal…’ John 10:10 NIV
Using his own home as a demo, TV anchorman Brandon Brooks showed his viewers how to protect their homes from robbers. He installed double locks on all the doors, windows that can’t be opened from outside, sophisticated alarmsthe works. But what he failed to take into account was that thieves were also watching and learning the details of his security system and where the TV, VCR and furniture were located. The following week, while Brooks was on the air, they cleaned him outbecause that’s what thieves do!
Satan is a thief! Jesus said he ‘…comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that [you] may have life…to the full.'(John 10:10 NIV) Henry Blackaby says: ‘Since…Adam and Eve, people have had to choose whom to believe. Satan convinced them that [disobeying] God would gain them everything. Instead their disobedience robbed them of all they had. For the rest of their lives they experienced only a fraction of the blessing God had intended…The world seeks to convince you you’ll find fulfilment by adopting its standards of morality for your marriage, raising your children, and advancing your career…If you believe this you’ll never experience the blessings God intended… Sin brings death (Romans 6:23)…Jesus wants you to live your life with security, knowing that you are a beloved child of God. If you’re not experiencing His love, joy and peace, you have settled for less than God intends… If you have been making excuses for why you’re not living an abundant and joyful life, determine today to settle for nothing less than God’s best. Instead of following the world’s way…listen to the Saviour’s voice and…find…fulfilment.’
SoulFood: Neh 8-10, John 18:25-40, Ps 105:1-7, Pr 30:1-4