Words from the Heart for Sunday November 20th, 2016

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Galatians 6:7 (NIV)

Do Not Be Deceived

Our decisions have consequences. How we choose to live today can have a ripple effect upon our future. Resolve afresh today to keep in step with the Spirit and obey the Word of the Lord.

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Devotion

Canada’s Competition Bureau is an independent law enforcement agency that contributes to the prosperity of Canadians by protecting and promoting competitive markets and enabling informed consumer choice. In 2017 the Competition Bureau will be hosting the 14th International Competition Network (ICN) Cartel Workshop in Ottawa. The focus will be on fighting price fixing and bid rigging in public procurement. More than 50 law enforcement agencies from around the world will attend. Hosting this international gathering of experts aligns well with the Bureau’s objective to proactively deter and detect potential cartel activity with a particular focus on public procurement given the Canadian Government announcement in March of its 10 year $120 billion infrastructure program. The workshop will allow participants to share best practices and will equip the public procurement community with tools to prevent, recognize and reject bid rigging and other unlawful cartel activities.

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Many people who don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ live moral lives. Their moral compass may be tenuous at best, but they try hard to live a good life. In our postmodern world many people doubt the existence of God, and have no belief in eternity but their doubt doesn’t change the fact that there is a Creator God and an eternity that awaits. And the Bible says that God doesn’t miss a thing. Those who think they can live their lives any way they want without any repercussions are wrong. Galatians 6:7 says “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” God offers grace to all who repent and desire to change their ways. The problem is that so many people don’t see the need for repentance and have no desire to change their ways. But that isn’t acceptable to God. The Bible tells us to humble ourselves and He will lift us up. The alternative is to live with the result of our sin. A man or woman will reap what they sow. Sinfulness will be judged one day. There are many in our world, as it has always been, who mock God and want their own way. If that is your thinking, please remember just how much God loves you and wants a relationship with you. But it begins with repentance and a desire to change.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley