Sept 11 – Not a Very Smart Thief

He was not a very smart thief. Police in Georgia say that Fred, 19, hid in a store after closing time, and then helped himself to a new set of clothes. Shortly afterwards Police tracked him down and charged him with burglary. It was not hard to catch him. He had left his old clothes in an aisle of the store. Inside was information giving Fred’s name and address. Dumb? Yes, but the truth is that all of us are leaving tell-tale signs behind. The Bible says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” A record of our lives is being kept by God and someday, the Bible says we will be judged “according to our works by the things…written in the books.” But therein lies a problem, since none of can ever be good enough to earn our way into heaven. Fortunately, Paul explained how to how to transfer our trust from ourselves to the Lord to take us to heaven. He wrote, “…by grace we are saved through faith, and not of ourselves, it is the gift of God not of works…”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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