Dulling Your Appetite
The above link is from a blog I read early this morning, by Jerry White. It was an excellent reminder of how simply and easily we are deceived into thinking the devil masquerades as red faced , horned, evil looking creature. Oh no, not so. Slyly he creeps in through the fondest of relationships and sweet situations. He uses the good in our lives by way of our sinful desires to further separate us from God. Oh how we desperately need Jesus! We have no hope in salvation except through Him! In the quotation from John Piper, mentioned in this link, he says "The greatest adversary of love to God is not His enemies but His gifts." So true, we all take the glorious blessings God bestows upon us and praise them above God or boast on our own accord for the gift we have received. What a tragedy it is to take so much away from the majesty of our Lord and turn it into to sinful idolatry or pride.
What a way to start the morning! I'll be on the lookout for what I may have a dulling effect on my appetite today!