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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, February 15, 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020

February 15, 2020 BE ON THE LOOK OUT

When we are driving, there are warning signs everywhere. Caution lights, yield signs, road barriers, etc. tell us what’s ahead. These signs help us make good decisions on what path to take and how to proceed. In life, however, we don’t have signs in front of us helping us make good decisions when we are interacting with others. We can’t see ahead as we can when we are driving. That is why God gives us His word. We can study it and heed His warnings about life and those who want to harm us. When we go to His word and find out what to watch out for, we will be able to make good decisions and stand firm.

SCRIPTURE:
1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what warning God has given you about others.
2. List things people do to lead others away from God.
3. Know Satan is the one who is truly behind deceitfulness.
4. Stay on guard and watch out for those who try to deceive you.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we pray You will help us make right decisions when we are communicating with others. We pray You will help us to be aware of when we may be getting pulled into something we shouldn’t be doing. We pray You will help us to recognize those who say they are Your followers but are really trying to deceive us for their own personal gain. Help us to recognize when the devil is using others to get us to move away from You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We need to be on the look out for those who say they are followers of God but only trying to lead us down a wrong path for their own benefit.

Matthew 7:15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (NIV)

We need to be on the look for those who are teaching things contrary to God’s word in an attempt to divide us.

Romans 16:17b “Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them.” (NLT)

We need to remember it is the devil who is behind all the division among us. We should stay alert and watch out for him and warn others as well.

FOCUS:
1 Peter 5:8 “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (NLT)
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