Monday, August 9, 2010

Gravel In The Mouth

One day a friend baked me a cherry pie. While enjoying the second piece, my teeth came down on a cherry stone. When I reached for it, I also found a broken tooth. While nursing the pain, I thought on Proverbs 20:17.

“Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.” Cheating or being fraudulent in any way may get a person ahead, but only temporarily. Dishonest gains are not only found in big corporations with million dollar transactions. God is also aware of the small things. What do you do when you are given too much money back at the cash register? Are you ever tempted to be dishonest at work with your time sheet? Even if dishonesty helps one to succeed in the eyes of the world or increases ones wealth, it is really worth nothing at all. Only the things of God have real worth and are valuable and everlasting. It is also important to know that even if we succeed in fooling the people around us, God still knows our actions and our hearts.

Prayer: Lord, help me to be honest in everything I do, whether in my work day, my personal finances or in my relationships. Forgive me where I have failed and help me to make right what ever offense I have committed. In Your Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Proverbs 20:17

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