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by Wayne Blank
"Not everything that tastes good, is good for us," is a beneficial old saying. "Not everything that sounds good, is good for us," could be another.
There are many wonderful truths to be found in Reading The Holy Bible - God's offer of eternal life, the love that The Lord has for us, and all of the good things that are coming to those who obey Him (See Why Were You Born?. Also If You Could Create A World and A Picture Of Heaven ). But there are also realities in God's Word that can be difficult, not just to understand, but to accept and live by.
Human nature being what it is, even when sincerely striving to obey God, we sometimes are more inclined to conduct ourselves according to the beliefs and opinions that seem right to us, or that are most convenient, rather than the Words that are right from God. We tend to look for sweet things.
But can any human be more right than our Creator? Or even as right?
There are numerous Scriptures having to do with the value difference between worshiping God according to His instructions, rather than by human inventions:
The English word counterfeit originates from two French words meaning to make and against. Its dictionary definition is "made in imitation of something else, with the view to pass the false copy for genuine or original."
In the case of counterfeit money, it may appear perfectly genuine - it could perhaps even deceive an expert who isn't paying close attention - but it's actually both worthless and illegal. In the end, it will only cause loss for the one who happened to get stuck with it. The same is true for anything, or anyone, that attempts to take the place of The Word of God in your Holy Bible.