Have you ever taken credit for something that someone else has done? Be honest. Most likely, yes. If you have you might have ascribed to the philosophy of Scott Adams when he said, "Hard work is rewarding. Taking credit for other people's hard work is rewarding and faster." This, by the way, is not a good philosophy to have in life.

I know that I have. Before I knew what plagiary was, I was writing research papers with quotes from authors that I never credited. My papers sounded scholarly and I felt like I had accomplished a great literary work. And that's when our professor spoke to our entire class of the dangers of plagiary and the inevitable consequences of such actions.

When you're the one taking the credit, you don't necessarily feel the negative impact you are making. But when you're the one whose credit is taken, that's when the rubber meets the proverbial road. As Christians, we know the danger that lies in stealing from others. And most definitely, we are aware the suicide mission of stealing from God..

Bt what if man were to take credit for the beginning of human life? Of the creation of the universe? I'm not taking about a Big-Bang evolutionary theory, but rather when a person claims to have started all life on earth. A man did this! Or rather a god, created by man. Taking from God the credit that is only due to him will result in your utter darkness!

May you, this Sabbath refuse the temptation to steal from God the credit only due to Him. May God help us to stay close to Him so that we avoid the . . . creative darkness!

So, until the next time, this is Pastor Tello reminding you that thoughts do change lives. 


Pastor Howard Tello