“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
This is a stark warning from Jesus, and a reminder of the goodness He offers us in salvation, which is not to be compared to nor traded for anything in this life. We, who believe in Him and know Him, have a special gift. It is a gift we received by grace from God (Eph 2:8). It is called faith!
Our ability to see, to hear, to love and to obey the Truth, is a gift of God. But there are thieves on a mission to steal this gift from us, not because they want it for themselves…simply because they don’t want us to have it! They seek our separation from God and, ultimately, our destruction, whether intentionally or ignorantly.
They can be hard to spot, because they don’t look like thieves, and they don’t talk like thieves. They appear to be enlightened and reasonable people. They are educated and knowledgeable. They present their understanding and wisdom as superior, and consider us to be ‘constrained’ in our ability to think and reason…
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