DayBreaks for 10/01/18 – A Victim of His Own Invention
From the DayBreaks archive, September 2008:
As a man soweth, so shall he reap. Gal. 6:7
When someone who has been skirting the law for some time gets caught, we are prone to say that “He’s getting what he deserves.” That is true…violations of law deserve punishment. There seem to be exceptions when things go unpunished, but ultimately, as Ecclesiastes 12:14 says, For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. There will be no escape for any deed that was done – good, or bad, visible or invisible. A sobering thought, isn’t it?
I thank God that even though my deeds will be made visible, that the punishment for them has already been suffered by my Lord. He paid the price, the penalty, for all my wrongs.
Several years after inventing radar, Sir Robert Watson-Watt was arrested in Canada for speeding. He’d been caught in a radar trap. He wrote this little poem to commemorate the event:
“Pity Sir Robert Watson-Watt,
strange target of his radar plot,
and this, with others I could mention,
a victim of his own invention.”
Ah, yes… “a victim of his own invention.” We’ve all been victims of things we’ve invented. We invent lies to cover up some deed done or undone, and we fall victim to that invented truth. People invent gods of their own that suit their own whims and desires – and usually those gods are nothing but benevolent and have little to do with truth or justice. The day will come when those gods fail them, if not before, when they stand before the God who was never invented but what always Was, and Is, and Is to come.
Watch out for the inventions you form in your own mind about God, or gods, or truth. We can “invent” stories and lines of logic all day long that just won’t hold water when the Truth that is Jesus Christ is revealed.
Beware your inventions…you may become their victim!
PRAYER: Foolishness runs deep in us, Lord. Forgive our foolish ways and open our hearts to the only true and living God and the One who is and embodies ALL Truth! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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