Wisdom from the Psalms 7/1

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July 1

Psalms 81:9
There shall no str ange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

Chrissy was a smart girl. It was hard to understand why she would want to run off to some strange communal religious group. She had been active at church all her young life. Then, out of the blue, she started hanging around with a bunch of college students who belonged to a commune called Light of Life. One day her parents came home to find a note. All Chrissy's things were gone; she was now a member of Light of Life.
 
Thousands of people turn to cults and sects, hoping to find something Christianity can't give them. Usually, they don't want to take the responsibility Christ gives to live a holy and upright life. It is easier to run away to somewhere where the self doesn't matter so much, then to face the problems right in front of us. Sadly, there is no place to run. Jesus is the only true answer to a life that is empty and void. Strange gods come and go. They have no staying power. They may be attractive for awhile, but only God endures forever.
 
Prayer: When I get discouraged in my faith, Lord, turn me back to You, that I might know Your truth. Do not let me be swayed by false teachings that sound so appealing. Protect me with Your love. Amen.

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