There are so many lies that I bought into while walking in darkness.  They all seemed so sensible at the time.  But now they seem at best like plastic jewels. I remember playing with little pieces of colored plastic as a kid, pretending they were valuable rubies and diamonds.  Too often we hold onto the doctrines of this world as if they are beautiful and valuable jewels adorning us.  In reality they are at best useless, and at worst deadly. 

Once I accepted the full and free forgiveness of my sins by Christ Jesus, He began to shine His light on the lies I had once held to so tightly. After I saw the truth I began to realize these were not jewels.  I had been lied to!  The vain philosophies of the world and sciences-falsely-so-called are very alluring.  Unfortunately many of its teachings don’t just fall away once we come to Christ.  Why do we hold onto supposed jewels when we could instead be filled to overflowing with the treasure of the knowledge of Christ?  May the Lord continue convicting our hearts with His truth and love so that we may desire to make Him our One and Only Treasure! 

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” 2 Corinthians 4:6-7