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March 3, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | March 3

God Gave Us Feelings Right?

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 
Ephesians 6:13

Too many of us presume that we can follow our bliss and then — appetites temporarily satisfied — return to God’s good graces and suffer no consequences at all.  Foolish, yes, but how else do we explain this type of behavior?

An adulterous affair isn’t necessarily just the experience of the soft touch of a woman’s body. If a man is concerned more of how he’s being accepted by the world than by his wife and children or even more the things that he claims now are the center of his life, could that be similar to an adulterous affair?  In fact, isn’t that similar to an adulterous affair with yourself? After all, in any adulterous affair the damage is not only to those around us but to ourselves. Do you suppose our loving Father, who by the way loves us perfectly, would allow some very unhappy circumstances to follow? Your Father God will not let His child get away with this. Doesn’t that make total rational sense? Then why would any rational, right thinking man continue this activity? Whatever it is.

Satan wants us to act stupid. He uses our feelings to get his job done.  Don’t be stupid, snap out of it and make some very important immediate decisions. Your moral house is burning down while you are straightening pictures on the walls.  Take a cold shower and get a grip. God will fulfill his promises.

Father, thank you for tough love, when I need it.

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