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Deceiving Yourself
by Steve Higginbotham
March 15, 2009
Have you heard about the Bible class teacher who asked her class the following question..."What has four legs, a bushy tail, stores up nuts for the winter, and climbs trees?"  There was a long silence before finally a little boy answered by saying, "Well, it sounds to me like it is a squirrel, but I'll go ahead and say, 'Jesus' anyway."

The little boy shares a similar problem with us.  You see, he thinks that because he's in a church setting, there are "right" answers that are expected of him.  Think now, aren't we sometimes guilty of the same?  If one was asked, "What's the most important thing in your life?"  I know what the "right" answer would be, but I also know that the "right" answer would be offered up by people who, in reality, were practicing something far different.

Friends, don't deceive yourselves.  God doesn't just want "right" answers, he also wants "right" living.  Remember, you won't be judged just by what you say, but also by what you do.  Give it some thought.
Copyright 2009, South Green Street Church of Christ, Glasgow, Kentucky
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