Aug 14 – Greed Overpowers Good Judgment

I read recently of an incident when several $100 scratch and save cards were stolen from a print shop and sold for $50 each. But when too many of these cards were being cashed in for large purchases in the same area, police were alerted and the racket was uncovered. Greed had over powered better judgment. These criminals had forgotten a Biblical principle- “Be sure your sin will find you out.” And they unknowingly illustrated the truth that “out of the heart proceed evil thoughts…thefts, false witnesses, blasphemies…” A college President once said, “What you would do, if you could do, in the sight of God you have already done.” But happily, when we do wrong, we are promised, “If we confess our sins, He (Jesus) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” That’s a wonderful offer!

Pastor Alex Rockwell