I read recently of a police officer in a small town who noticed a number of bull’s eyes painted here and there. In the middle of each was a bullet hole. Learning the identity of the shooter, the officer met him and commented on his amazing ability, saying, “It must have taken hours of practice to accomplish such a feat.” But the young man responded, “No, actually it was quite easy. I shoot first, then draw the circle.” Many practice this intellectual dishonesty when carrying out unacceptable actions, like dishonesty, immorality or unfaithfulness to a spouse. They “draw the circle” and refer to their actions as “preferences” or “the way I see it,” or “everyone’s doing it.” But it won’t work with God. The Bible still says, “ Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” .
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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