Monday, October 29, 2012

Cantrip (2 Corinthians 11:1-4)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “cantrip.” When the church was first constructed in the old days it was very fragile.  The evil one had schemes up his sleeve to keep the believers from following God’s word. The writers of each of the books of the New Testament knew that they were up against a great battle, both in the physical realm as well as the spiritual. In this passage today the apostle Paul gives us the reason we must always keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

“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.”
~2 Cor. 11:3

My question is: are you the type of person that makes the gospel more difficult than what it could be? I guess what I'm saying is that many of us rely on our own instincts and knowledge to make God's words more applicable to our lives. When in fact what we really should be doing is keeping God's word simple by following it… and that's it. My prayer is that you do not make God's plan for your life more complex, and that you do not believe the cantrip, or sham that the evil one presents. It is when we take our eyes off of Jesus that we leave the simplicity of the word.

Praying for you,


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