Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

COUNTERFEIT DETECTORS
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by DONNA SCHLACTER (aka LEENN BETTS)

PLEASE WELCOME

DONNA SCHLACTER

TO

DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY

(writing as Leeann Betts)

There was a television program recently that discussed counterfeit money, and all of the schemes that man has devised to try to duplicate paper currency. Every year, billions of dollars are illegally printed in the United States, using the most incredible methods, from color copiers to printing on stolen currency paper. Forgers are in great demand to duplicate the printing plates needed to print good quality forgeries.

On this program, one of the fraud detectives was asked how he could so accurately spot a counterfeit bill. His reply was, “Because I have spent years studying the real thing.” He handled the money, felt it, learned the smell of it, and held it up to the light. He could detect a counterfeit bill 100% of the time because he knew the real thing.

Ezra 7:10 says that the writer devoted himself to study and observe all of the Law of the Lord. He didn’t mean he just read it through once and tried to apply it in his life. He means that he read and studied, and compared, and delved deeply into the Word. He examined the Word of God, precept upon precept until he understood the intent of the Law. Then he applied it in his life and used the Word of God to show him where he, and others, were falling short. Why would he do that? So that when a false word came, he would know it was false because he knew the Truth.

In the same way, we need to know the Truth so well that when the enemy comes with a false word, we will know it is not from God. When a word comes from someone that is against the Word of God, such as “I am so broke”, you can remind them Whose we are: “My God will meet all your needs” (Phil 4:19). When a doctor tries to pronounce a diagnosis that is not in alignment with God’s Word, our reply should be: “By His stripes, you are healed..”(Isa 53:5). We need to hold every word up to the Light of the World, to see what it’s made of, and to recognize whether it’s from God or not.

The only way to know the Truth is to spend time with Him, to touch Him, to feel Him, to know His fragrance, to study His Word, and to learn to apply it in our lives. We are to be doers of the Word, and not hearers only. (James 1:22) We are to study to find ourselves approved, by God and by man. (2 Tim 2:15) In this way, we will be able to detect a false word before it can cause us to question our faith, and possibly to stumble.

In Double Jeopardy, Becky and Zeke both learn that they can trust God’s good plans for their lives and that not everybody who appears to be a friend actually is. They also learn that what they thought was best isn’t, and what they mistrusted is really trustworthy. Counterfeit beliefs and relationships can easily distract us from the truth, and they soon figure out that in order to stay true to God’s plans for them, they must know the difference.

I will randomly draw one name from all who leave a comment for a free ebook of Double Jeopardy.

Don’t forget to stop by our Launch Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2220456174726867/

Double Jeopardy is available at https://shoplpc.com/double-jeopardy/ Amazon.com and fine booksellers in your area.

 

ABOUT DONNA SCHLACTER

Donna lives in Denver with her husband Patrick. As a hybrid author, she writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts, and has been published more than 30 times in novellas and full-length novels. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Writers on the Rock, Sisters In Crime, and Christian Authors Network; facilitates a critique group, and teaches writing classes online and in person. Donna also ghostwrites, edits, and judges in writing contests. She loves history and research and travels extensively for both. Donna is represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management.

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Leeann Betts From At 12/19/2019 10:24:05 AM

Thank you, Linda, for having me on your blog.

Reply by: Linda Wood Rondeau

My pleasure

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