“If It Looks Like a Duck…”

Father, its been a rough weekend and most certainly I should have spent my mornings with You and didn’t. Other things squeezed into my days, and not all of them were beneficial to the course You have set before me. I’ve sought Your forgiveness and ask that You would help me to put it behind me and move forward with You. Once again, I would plead that You would enable me to hear Your warnings and then to heed them Only in You will I be victorious.

1 Timothy 2:9-15 (<<click here)

Lord, this passage is a little thorny and from what I’ve read has several possible interpretations. Overall, I think Paul is saying that we need to be careful in how we as Your followers show ourselves to the world.

It is easy to be enticed to be outward, physically, acceptable to those around us. Now overall this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It becomes an issue when our appearance, the way we dress or appear physically puts more attention on us and turns others from You – when it becomes more about us and less about You. We are the better when we emulate You and encourage others to do the same.

Also, there is a lot of spiritual junk around us and we must be very careful to what we latch onto, fill ourselves with and promote. It’s very easy to go with the general consensus. The old adage, “If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck…” mmm…its not necessarily a duck. It may look “spiritual” and sound “spiritual” but it can still not be the truth, no matter who is proclaiming it.

Lord, help me to proclaim You in all I do with my life. May it be true to You.

September 6th, Sun, 6:42 am