Today’s Devotion

A CAREER CRIMINAL

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all

– James 2:10

Today, we live in a society full of crime, but the one million dollar question is, where does crime come from? This is the question which psychologists Stanton Samenow and Samuel Yochelson set out to answer several years ago. After a 17-year study, they astonishingly discovered that the cause of crime could not be traced to environment, poverty, or oppression. Instead, crime is the result of individuals making wrong moral choices. So, they concluded that the answer to crime is a “conversion of the wrong-doer to a more responsible lifestyle.” Are you crime-prone or a career criminal? Do you love committing crimes? If yes, then check the company you keep, where and how you spend your time. As a young Christian, if you must sit by the TV set, avoid prolonged exposure to violence and crime-ridden programmes. You should integrate a change of heart through regeneration by the spirit as a means of overcoming “crime in the mind.” Make Jesus your Lord today.

Challenge: Crime is caused by wrong choices, not the environment.
Prayer: Prayer: Keep me away from anything that will lead to crime.
Quote: Check the company you keep
Futher Reading: Further Reading: Deuteronomy 27:26.
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