Harmless or destructive.
A child pretends many wonderful things imagining a world full of fantasy. Then adults deceive them with imaginations of their own. The Bogy Man, Easter Bunny and Santa Clause just to name a few. How easy it is to deceive a child to believe that which is not true. It is usually done with the best of intentions, but it comes with a price. The loss of trust. They learn that everything you say may not be true. How different it would have been for them if we only told them about Jesus.
We cannot go back and undo what has been done, but today is another day. Now we have been called to be truthful and humble, yet bold when there is occasion. Apostle Paul demonstrated both humility and boldness. His weapons, like ours, were not of this world. They are “divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.” The Spirit within us is capable of “destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of Jesus.” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
Paul could not go back and undo his past, but God gave him another day. And look what the Holy Spirit accomplished through him. We live in a world where false gods have established their “fortresses” in the imaginations of men and women. “Speculations” about the hereafter and “lofty” philosophes continue to deceive God’s creation. How can we remain silent?
The children of God are the only ones who can wield the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. May God grant us boldness and may we remember stay humble. The fields are ripe unto harvest and God’s word is Spirit who does the harvesting. We were chosen to proclaim the truth. Remember humility as you speak with divine power. Then you will be commended for your labor in God’s field.
“….. HE WHO BOASTS IS TO BOAST IN THE LORD. For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.”