As Mackenzie tossed her math notebook into the back seat and pulled on her tap shoes, I sped through a light to be sure I made it to the dance studio in the five minutes that separated the end of tutoring and the beginning of tap. My car cruised through a busy intersection, but my eyes froze on a church marquee.
Your mind is like a parachute. It can't work properly unless it's opened.
The truth is opening our minds to the wrong thing is dangerous. Satan would love for us to have open minds. Why? Because he is a liar. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
Here are a few of his favorite lies...
Satan's Lie - That's the Old Testament. It doesn't count anymore.
God's Truth - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16
Satan's Lie - Loving people means accepting what they do.
God's Truth - And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. 2 Timothy 24-26
Satan's Lie - As long as you believe in something, it’s okay.
God's Truth - And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
Satan's Lie - There are many ways to get to heaven.
God's Truth - Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
If I had a marquee, I think this is the message I would post today because God doesn't want us to open our minds. He wants us to open our eyes!
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people. Ephesians 1:18
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32