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Monday, 3 September 2012

Forgive The Fickle, Lord

While we were shopping at the mall recently my ears picked up the conversation of the young woman behind me. She was talking on her cell phone and it was apparent from the conversation that she was deciding where she would meet her mother.
As the conversation ended she sweetly answered back "yes I love you too.Okay bye." My heart was warmed at the display of affection expressed so warmly to someone she was planning on seeing so soon, but as soon as she finished she turned to her friend and exclaimed
" Huh, she really is just a very stupid person. No like, she just isn't as smart as she thinks she is."

I listen in shock and disbelief at the sudden shift in her demeanor as   she continues to insult her mother to her friend.
This makes me feel sad as I see two sides of this person revealed in such a small space of time.
But as I ponder this more I decide this is humanity. How fickle the nature of man can be.
I was reminded of these verses in scripture....

                    "Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:"
Isaiah 29:13, KJV

"Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me."
Matthew 15:7-8, KJV

Oh, how it needs to be more than lip service to our God.
He wants our whole hearts and life.
Words are empty when that is all there is.

The song came on the radio the next day as this instance was still in my head. It nails it completely.
Just wanted to share with you; as I pondered the meaning for myself.



1 comment:

  1. Hello Lucy....You are so right that humans can be fickle. That poor girl in line. You have to pity her. Life will probably be her teacher.

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and your commment, too. Come by any time. Susan


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