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Don’t Trust Everything You See.


  But test all things carefully [so you can recognize what is good]. Hold firmly to that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

In my younger days I was very naive and trusting. A sucker in waiting you might say.

As there was maturity in my Christian walk there was not a spirit of cynicism but rather one of wisdom.

One of the traits learned was of an old Jewish tradition that dictated the before any deal was made first there must be three days of prayer. Following this simple procedure has prevented a lot of grief and frustration.

As we pray Jehovah leads us to Bible verses or when reading a contract to notice things which were overlooked the first time which ensnares us. This has prevented me from entering into horrible contracts which would have brought nothing of benefit to me and considerable loss.

He leads us to be patient and look at the character of those around us which prevents us from mixing with the wrong company as He opens our eyes to their attitudes and disposition. This has prevented me from getting entangled in disastrous relationships.

“Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar.” Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Ori (the Lord is my Light) for blessing me with the light of Your Divine wisdom in every aspect of my life. It leads me from trouble and onto the path of righteousness. I extol Thee in the name of the wisest king of them all Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.

Author: ropheka

As Christ is our King, so too are we His free will servants Joseph a son of Jehovah I have been a faithful servant of our Lord for the past forty years. He has led me to move from the farm to the city. It was there I learned natural medicine as well as to serve by doin volunteer work in a hospital. This was preparing me for the next stage of growth and service unto Him. The next phase was to live in a tent in the western provinces of Canada planting trees. It has here in His marvelous creation of nature that He taught me so much of Himself while serving others in camp as a first aid attendant. If anybody got sick or injured they always came to me. As well, I learned to be a big brother and care about their mental health and for most, it was the first time they were ever loved. This caring for others prepared me for the next step which was to be a teacher all over China. Here not only did my example guide many to our Heavenly King but also taught me how to deal with narcissist. This prepared me to come home to take care of a narcissistic mother while dealing with narcissist family members. It was in China that the Lord also guided me to become a Christian writer which has been faithfully done for the past ten years. I know not what will happen tomorrow but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and it is Him I place my total confidence and trust in. Joseph a son of Jehovah

20 thoughts on “Don’t Trust Everything You See.

  1. Hmm. Beautiful and timely reminder. We need this especially now, there are plenty of “forms” and Christianity “look alikes!”!!!

  2. The quote about the salt and sugar is great! Thanks for this post – it truly helped me today.

    • You are welcome.

      In my younger years I was very naive and fell for a lot of those shysters.

      Thankfully the Lord has revealed to me how to get them to expose their selves.

      • I am amazed at how life seems to happen in patterns. And unless you are seeking the Lord’s wisdom and discernment on the situation, we’ll miss the pattern and continue to be deceived in the same areas. This is a lesson I’ve been working through myself – being better able to spot the “shysters,” as you all them, earlly and often.

        And you are right – who they really are eventaully comes to light. Sometimes, the experience can be painful, but I’d rather contend with the pain of learning the truth than continue to live under the bondage of a lie.

      • The Lord blessed me to reveal their modus operendi which is always the same no matter what country you are from.

        I pray the Lord open your eyes to their wicked mannerism so you will be protected from their evil schemes.

      • Thank you, Joseph. I really appreciate your prayers. It’s funny – sometimes the schemes are deceptive, or play to things like our pride in subtle ways. Your post reminded me of the importance of keeping to keep my eyes open and ears attentive see what’s going on around me.

        Blessings to you! 🙂

      • Thank you for your kind blessings.

        Usually the scam artists fool people through their pride and greed, that is why it is so hard for them to scam true Christians because we are humble and desire the blessings of the Lord and not the greed of the world.

      • You speak the truth of the Lord, my friend. That explains it! And when shysters realize that you cannot be fooled by th, then they attempt to persecute/discredit you.

        The people may change, but the approach does not – I think this is what you were saying in one of your other comments, no?

      • They actually hate you when you expose them.

        Yes that is exactly what I was saying in my previous comment about different nationalities and their approach.

      • I take your point, Joseph. The approach is always the same, even if it seems to be disguised as something different.

      • Bingo.

        When we learn that it prevents a lot of heartache and trouble in our lives.

      • I had another experience just like that today. My blog post for today describes it in depth. Different faces, but the same modus operandi. As Solomon says, there is nothing new under the sun!

      • That is what I find truly amazing that when we study history and look at what is happening today, it is just a repeat but on a grander scale.

      • Well put. I wonder if this phenomenon is what the Bible generally refers to as generational curses? Until the core sin issue is addressed and resolved, the pattern repeats itself.

      • And slowly over time it gets worse and worse until it destroys those unrepentant.
        I believe what sins of the fathers is referring to is genetics. I believe Jehovah blesses us with these because we know they are destructive but cannot control or eliminate them on our own. That is why we need His power. This makes us grateful and loving towards Him.

      • Ah. Fascinating insight, Joseph! I like your perspective here. Thank you!

      • Thank you.

        I find that Jewish tradition very helpful in contracts or making agreements.

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