Counterfeit

 

Back before people paid for items with their bank cards, I was a cashier at a busy cafeteria. I personally handled hundreds of dollars each day and became so use to the feel and sound of the money that I could tell the difference when any strange money crossed my path.

It is said, the way people are trained to catch counterfeit money is not by looking at or handling the counterfeit, but by handling the authentic.

God used this life lesson to show me, when I became a Christian, that the only way for me not to be deceived is to know the Bible.

In 2 Corinthians 1-15,  Paul states in verse 3, “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

Paul worried that just like Eve was deceived, the people could be deceived from the simple life we have with Christ.

To be deceived from the simplicity of Christ means to be led astray  from the Bible basics. Jesus is all inclusive, if a five-year-old can’t understand it, then it is too complicating and leads astray from the simplicity of Christ.

In our day we find this happening, people making it hard to receive Jesus or confusing others with Bible twisting.

I realize that we all lead very busy lives, but the only way to keep yourself from being deceived from the truth and simplicity of Jesus, is to know the Bible inside and out.

Father, thank you for helping us in our walk with Jesus, and help us to find the time to learn the Bible so that we will not be deceived as Eve was. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

 


4 thoughts on “Counterfeit

  1. “Study to show yourself approved, rightly dividing the word of truth.” We must be due diligent in reading the Word of God for ourselves. Of course, God called preachers and teachers to share His Word. That does not mean we can be slack and skip reading for ourselves. The Holy Spirit is the ultimate teacher.

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  2. This is true. When internet came, people got to watch and read many teachings. I was reminded the same thing. If you know the truth, whatever it is that is not aligned to it or against it can easily be detected.

    If you know that 1+1=2 then you know it’s wrong when people say its 5. 🙂

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  3. Absolutely correct! The main reason so many Christians are deceived by false teachers, preachers, concepts, and philosophies is that they do not read their Bibles. Consistent Bible reading is key to a dynamic walk with God. Excellent post.

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