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Caught - Thursday's Dose - 17th January 2013

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Thursday's Dose - 17th January 2013 

Caught

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.- Genesis 3:14-15.

On the expressway, cars whizzed past me, so I picked up speed traveling about 10 or 15 miles above the speed limit. Still, many passed me, but I was unwilling to speed any faster than what I was already going. I found myself quickly approaching the back end of a car probably traveling under the speed limit. I changed lanes to pass.
Then I heard the siren.

"Officer," I said, "so many others passed me by so I sped up to keep up with traffic. Why didn't you go after them? ,"
As he diligently completed my ticket, he said, "You are the one I caught. When I give a ticket, it reminds others to slow down. That's the goal. ,"
Simple as that.
Life had been good for the man and woman until they ate the forbidden fruit. God had no complaints and neither did the man and woman. Now that they had eaten the fruit and knew the existence of evil, they hid from God and showed lack of personal responsibility by passing blame. Like the police officer, God wanted to stop that bad behavior.

So God chose to punish the serpent, condemning it to a life in the dust where people could crush it. He didn't change the man or woman because they were created in his image. God doesn't go back on his Word.

Yet, just as my ticket reminded others not to speed, the serpent's punishment reminds us that God disapproves deceit and that he's still capable of anything.

Prayer: "Our Loving Lord God, we cannot bear to be out of favor with you, our creator. We want to learn quickly from mistakes so we can return to your good graces. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.

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