TLP Inspiration: 11/3/19

What you look for you will find

If you are thinking about buying a green car, you will suddenly notice that there are many green cars on the road; if you are thinking about buying a new green Toyota, you’ll start to see them everywhere. If you go out on a Saturday night looking for trouble, you’ll be calling a friend to bail you out of jail on Sunday morning.

We always find what we are looking for.

I see a lot of posts that have the word “sin” in their titles, I hear a lot of people talking about sin in others, sometimes I hear people talking about the sin in their lives. Why are so many focused on sin?

We always find what we are looking for.

Do we look for the sin in TV shows or movies or books? It isn’t hard to find. Are we looking for sin in culture; that isn’t hard to find. Are we looking for sin in other people; that’s pretty easy to spot as well, and to be sure, they can see our sin just as easily.

We always find what we are looking for.

The Pharisees were the most righteous of all men, and it would appear from the record of Scripture that they were on the lookout for sin, and they found it everywhere in their midst, and they were very quick to point it out, but when the Son of God was in their midst, they missed Him entirely, preferring instead to find sin; that unending search for the sin in their midst was their downfall.

We always find what we are looking for.

Nice going guys…

Paul didn’t tell us we should be obsessed with sin:

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:1

We always find what we are looking for.

Maybe I’m wrong; maybe I’m crazy.

You might say I’ve gone soft on sin; you might say I’m a sinner.

It could be I’m old and feeble; It could be I’m out of touch.

But if we find what we are looking for, wouldn’t it be a bad idea to be looking for sin?

If we find what we are looking for, wouldn’t it be a better idea to be looking for the things that are from above? If we find what we are looking for, wouldn’t it be a great idea to be looking for His presence?

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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4 Responses to TLP Inspiration: 11/3/19

  1. Reblogged this on Inspirations By Katheryn and commented:
    Interesting thoughts from a retired university professor on this Sunday morning.

  2. paulfg says:

    Still like. Still a lot. 🙂

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