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By November 27, 2018Merva’s Verse4Monday

Merva’s Verse4Monday

Jeremiah 17:9

July 3, 2017

“The human mind is the most deceitful of all things.

It is incurable.  No one can understand how deceitful it is.”

Jeremiah 17:9

There’s one fundamental question in life that stands above all others!

“What will have the FINAL authority in your life?”

Hmmmm…I wonder!

What sources might help you determine your values?

Will it be your parents?  Or, your peers?

Maybe even your school or the books you read?

What about movies or TV shows you watch, or

the songs you listen to?

God allows you to make the decision, hasn’t HE?

He’s given us “free will”.

WOW…that really makes me think!  What about you??

Most of our options come down to three different choices.

MYSELF:  Of course we can depend on our gut to tell us what to do, right?

But, there’s a problem with that.  Study after study reveals that our perceptions are more likely to be wrong than right.

In fact…sometimes we lie to ourselves.

In the Bible, in Jeremiah 17:9 (GW), it says,

“The human mind is the most deceitful of all things.  It is incurable.

No one can understand how deceitful it is”.

THE WORLD:  We can depend on what other people think to determine

our values.  But, we’ve sort of got a problem…that the world often values the wrong things, right?  For instance, the world may emphasize beauty over character, or tells us to pursue whatever feels good, or, declares that whoever has the most possessions wins.

        We are bombarded with these worldly values through all sorts of media —
so much so, that it’s easy to start thinking that God put us on this planet to look good, and get stuff.

But, that couldn’t be further from the truth, could it!

GOD’S WORD:  You know…God’s Word is objective and truthful,

as opposed to our own perceptions or the world’s opinions.

God’s Word says,

“If you continue in My word…you will know the truth, and the truth

will make you free.”  (John 8:31-32 NASB)

After reading about these choices, where will you look to determine your values?
Which one will you choose to be the final authority in your life?

What will have the final authority in your life??

How have you seen other people make poor choices
by valuing the authority of anything other than God??

Why would the “most fundamental question in life”
be so critical as the choice of authority?

What will have the final authority in your life??
How have you decided to answer that question??Have you given it a thought?

WHAT do YOU think??

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