Monday, April 27, 2009

Re-sensitization Step 4

The problem with evil is that evil can look very much like good.

Sometimes they're just close. Sometimes they can almost pass for identical twins, even to the discerning eye and wary heart. And to the mind dulled by desensitization—well, keeping them separate can be near impossible.

But while we may struggle to discern, God can recognize the nature of everything in less than a nanosecond. After all, He is the original Creator. He knows what is His; not even the best facsimile in the world can fool Him.

So there is good news and bad news for us. The bad news is we are not God, and we can be easily duped by a well-done copy. The good news is God has provided us a handbook for identifying His handiwork: The Bible.

As it says in Hebrews 4:12-13, “…the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to diving soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” In short, God’s truth is so precise it can tell apart two invisible and nearly synonymous things, soul and spirit.

So has desensitization caused your mind to lose its edge? Sharpen it again against the truth of God. Delve deep into Scripture daily. Stop and chew on the words. Ask questions and dig for the answers. Learn the marks of the Master.

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