Decisions are one of life’s many tasks, we all have to make them each and everyday. Some decisions are easy to make and others are more difficult. Depending on the importance of the issue, study and research can help us make the right choice. Life decisions often require us to look deep within our hearts. Everything is not black and white, there are the gray areas. Many times, these are the areas we simply do not understand.

Right now there is a special young person in my life. This person was brought up in a home with a mother who is an alcoholic. She was bruised and scarred at an early age, by the loss of a dear loved one. She has spent a life time blaming God, this is such a shame. There are two main forces in this world, God and the devil, good and evil.

Whether we like it or not, the devil is a real personality. He is always looking for ways to destroy our lives. I often wonder… Why people seem to always blame God for the evil in this world. At all our misfortunes, diseases, and tragedies must we, point the finger at God? God is not the author of confusion.

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.

When sin entered into the Garden of Eden it was because of Satan and his wile, sneaky ways to destroy and deceive. Because of sin death entered in. Christ came and died that through his death, we might have the gift of eternal life.

Hebrews 2:14 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood. He also (Christ) himself likewise took part of the same. That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil.

The Bible warns us that the devil is like a roaring lion who roams about, seeking whom he may destroy. 1 Peter 5:8

There are tools that we may use to fight against this destroyer. But if we continue to straddle the fence in limbo, these tools may not be at our disposal. The devil is our constant adversary. It is a big mistake to blame God with the wickedness of the devil.

2 Corinthian 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices.

The word “advantage” in this verse is the Greek word “pleonekteo.” This word means to outwit, to trick, to take advantage of someone through some sinister or sneaky means. It is a compound of the word “pleon” which means more, and the word “echo” which in the Greek means to have. Together, these words form the word “pleonekto,” which denotes a desire to have more, more, and more.

It is a form of the word “pleonexia” the Greek word for greediness. In this case in Second Corinthians 2:11, it pictures someone whose lust for something is so intense that he will take any actions required to obtain what he wants.

A person, who is a fence sitter often, claims to be agnostic. The word “ignorant” in Second Corinthians 2:11, is the Greek word “agnoeo.” It refers to ones ignorance or lack of certain facts. However, it also includes making mistakes or errors due to a lack of understanding. It is the picture of an uneducated person who, due to lack of knowledge, is prone to arrive at mistaken conclusions. The word “agnoeo” depicts someone who is in the dark or without a clue. Because this person lacks understanding, his conclusions are faulty, erroneous and misguided. This is where we get the word “agnostic.” The official name used to describe individuals who claim they don’t know what they believe. So when someone claims to be agnostic, literally they are claiming ignorance.

In conclusion, be decisive. If you lack knowledge, there are many great study books out there to help you understand. Do some research and read your Bible. Take an in depth look at what God’s word has to offer. God is love. It is not his will that anyone should perish. He is a giving and forgiving God and he gave mankind the free will of choice. You can not serve two masters. You will either love and hate the other. To the church of the Laodiceans the Lord says, I know your record of works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!

By not choosing, ultimately you have made your choice.

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