Saturday, March 20, 2010

“…because it is in their power to do it.”

Micah 2:1: "Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.”

I heard the story of a mother and daughter shopping at a mall at Christmas time. They were having difficulty finding a parking place in the crowded parking lot parking; parking places always seemed to be at a premium. When they finished shopping, they would put their bags in the car, hop in, and put the transmission in reverse so the back-up lights would come on. Immediately, cars would stop and wait for them to exit. They purposely would not back out; they just sat there until all the cars went past. They thought it was funny!

How mean! Why would someone go out of their way to make one more small irritation in the life of someone else? “Because they can:" it is in their power to do it.

What do we do to purposely aggravate each other in coy ways? We might think others don’t see, they may not, but God does. He knows our hearts and our minds.

Why do we do it? Because we are held captive by the stain of sin.

Come to Jesus and be free of this sin stained bitterness and resentment. Do good rather than be a coy, deceptive irritator. As one who knows, you’ll sleep better at night.

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