Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates - - so that your children will remember!!
Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Monday, July 20, 2015
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A True Story from my book Rescue the Stories Book Two
Games People Play!
I grew up in a small church, where all the members were like
family.One of the young couples enjoyed encouraging
the new people, by inviting them to their home, or suggesting that they join
with others who were going out for Sunday dinner.
One of these new couples to the church was Mable and Perry
who quickly got involved in the church activities.Some of the evening classes offered were
training to become a teacher, and other interesting studies about the
We noticed that Mable would often make snide remarks to
Perry and he would answer back with similar hateful comments.They seemed to enjoy playing games of putting
each other down with their conversation.Perhaps it was because Mable was much older than our friend and she was
not in good health.Mable often stayed
home for the evening classes, but Perry seemed excited about learning more
about the Lord.
Now our church secretary lived only a couple blocks away
from the Church, so she usually walked to and from Church.She was a single lady, and much respected by
our members.Perry was concerned that
she not walk home when it was dark, so he often offered her a ride to her
apartment.To show her appreciation she
would invite him in for a cup of coffee and some cookies.
Now that all sounds innocent enough when you think about it.
One day, Perry called a meeting after church for all the
members.He wanted to make a
Without going into all the details, he said that He and
Mable were not legally married and they had lived together for many years, and
he wanted to make things right before God.
If you were the Pastor, what would you say?It would seem that the simplest response
would be to perform a marriage ceremony as quickly as possible, for Mable and
However that was not what Perry had in mind.He stated that he and Mable would separate
and pray about the situation, and the meeting was closed.
It wasn’t long after that meeting, that Perry announced that
since he was not legally married to Mable that he had proposed to our church
secretary and she had accepted.
Soon the happy couple were married and moved to Oregon where Perry had
arranged to have his job transferred. You think that was quick?Forget it!It was well thought out.
Mable was devastated, and our friends comforted her and
cared for her.Old Perry had us all
fooled, but in reality, he had only fooled himself.The games people play and tell themselves
that it is OK are varied and many.If
you are playing games, it is time to quit!
Then we are reminded that we are not the Judge, and that we
are NOT God.Repentance must be first
from the heart, and God is willing to even restore those who come to Him.
I was reminded of this story as I am about to post a
teaching on Repentance on my other site.You might like to view it soon at “A Joyful Noise.”