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New Life Daily Devotion - August 9

  • 2021 Aug 09

Fools and Liars

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” - Psalms 14:1 


Desperate for gambling money, mom took a crowbar to her husband’s locked desk drawer.  Her search for the family’s emergency funds also led her to the children’s savings bonds, which she promptly cashed in for less than their value and gambled away.


Dad explained to Brian and Kelly that Mom had spent all the money—again.  Kelly was in tears.  Brian simply said, “How could you, Mom?  How can we eat?  How can I play football?  How can we pay the bills if you keep doing this?  Don’t you love us enough to stop?  You promised! You promised, you liar!”


Tired of living like a fool, mom finally got help.  


It’s hard to admit when I’ve been a fool . . . to be honest about how my foolishness has hurt others.  But Jesus came for fools and liars.  I’m thankful for that, aren’t you?


“The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.” - Mark Twain (1835-1910)


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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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