Most everyone has a bogeyman or men that they blame all their problems or the problems of the world on. Sometimes its one particular person in their life, or a world leader. Sometimes it is a group of people based on their political beliefs, religious beliefs, race, gender or any other difference.
They say all the trouble and problems in their life or the world would be solved if only that person or group of people would change or be gone.
Well turn on the news, you will hear stories of people killing others, robbing others, hurting others, attempting to destroy all that is good. These people are from all different races, religions and backgrounds. Men, women, sometimes even children.
What’s the common denominator here? It’s people.
People are the ones who do the evil, evil does not discriminate, it does not chose race, gender, political affiliation or even the religious. Evil can infiltrate the heart of anyone.
Truth is we have one enemy, it is Satan, he is the one ruining the hearts of these people. But their is good news he was defeated by Jesus Christ.
Now there is many good people in the world, who do wonderful things but the truth is no one is sinless.
In order to be saved we must accept the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us. His death on the cross gave us salvation and reconciled us with God.
Once saved we have to remember to be the light of the World, don’t let yourself or Christians in general become the own personal “bogeyman” of someone.
Remember the wonderful good deeds that we Christians do can actually be done by non-Christians, we have to show the world the light of God in our lives. We have to show what makes us different from others.
Show the love God has shown you.
Have a blessed week,
What a great reminder. Thank you.
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Amen. Even as we strive to forgive those who’ve trespassed against us we should remember that there those against whom, often unwittingly, we have trespassed; we’re all someone’s bogeyman.
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Reblogged this on The Good Word and commented:
Three years later and this post seems way more relevant today than it did in 2019.