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Feb. 27 Devotion: Feelings Will Lead You Astray

Feelings Will Lead You Astray

Genesis 27:18-22 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? [19] And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. [20] And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the Lord thy God brought it to me. [21] And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. [22] And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

We know the story here of Jacob tricking his father Isaac into giving him the blessing. Isaac heard the his sons voice as Jacob, but instead went by his feelings. Jacob has disguised his hands as the hands of Esau in order to trick Jacob. We must be careful also of our “feelings.” Feelings will lead us astray. Feelings will lead us away from the Word. Isaac ignored what he heard just like we tend to. Have you ever made this statement: I feel like….. That statement can then be followed by a myriad of things that can get us in trouble. We feel like changing jobs. We feel like buying something. We feel like moving. These are just a few things in our everyday lives that we do without including God in such a decision and in turn at times get ourselves in trouble down the road. What about in a spiritual sense? Ever moved churches cause it just felt right? Ever heard the Word preached about something and then went out and did the opposite just cause it felt like the thing to do? We have a society that gets too caught up in their feelings. You’ll see people sit in a service and make a decision because they think they feel something, only to not be able to find them a few weeks later. We must be careful to not get caught up in emotions and feelings of a moment and instead we must be sure of decisions and direction based on prayer and His Word.

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson


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