There are Board Games: Monopoly, Trouble, Operation, Chutes and Ladders, Risk, Poker, Bingo, and many more. Then there’s a crowd or party games where singles or group of people can win.
But we must be careful not to carry out our tendency of gaming over to God or the things of God. Yet playing with God is nothing new. Listen to what God says: In Isaiah 1: 13-17 Quit your worship charades. I can’t stand your trivial religious GAMES. I’m sick of your religion, religion, religion, while you go right on sinning. When you put on a prayer-performance, I’ll be looking the other way. No matter how long or load of often you pray, ill not be listening.
We all have played with God. It’s what’s probably what’s wrong with our nation today. I want to share a specific time I played with God, I have repented and I know I was forgiven, but from time to time I have conviction in my heart. I was going to a Bingo game one day, (if you read my blog you know Bingo games is my worst temptation). I got to the Game and the caller told everyone that the final game was blackout and we could win $200, if we won that game. I actually prayed to God to let me win, I bargained with him. If I won the $200, I would tithe 30% with my winnings. Surprisingly I won the $200 and I did pay an extra 30% tithe.
Yes, some people will think it was no big deal. I had to repent from that act and get right will God. Many people thing religion is nothing than a game to be played.
What are some of the games people play:
Let’s make a deal, this was a game show where people dress crazy and act nuts. Contestants are offered a deal and had to figure out if it’s better than what they already had.
It happens in real life, we are hit with a financial disaster a rebellious child, or we did something stupid and now we don’t have a way out, and we’re ready to makes deal; with God if your get my child of drugs then I will——-. God , if you get the creditors off my back or save my marriage, then I will——-.
Bargaining.p is trying to get God to do something for us in exchange for something we would do, ( I’ll quit drinking, I’ll quit gambling, I’ll start going to church regularly, I’ll start tithing.
Jacob in Genesis 28: 20-24 wanted to cut a deal with God; if you take care of me, I’ll pay my tithes, God does respond to faith if we seek Him, but wrong motives or still wrong motives.
The sad thing ism the bargaining chip we use are things we ought to be doing anyway. What people don’t know is that God doesn’t bargain; His promises are all written down in contract form. When we start meeting the requirements, the blessing s start flowing.
I know a man who got saved so he could date a Godly woman. Got got the last laugh when she ended up moving away and he stayed saved. He had wrong motives, but God worked it out for good.
Guesstures/Charades: object, you assume an identity, then you ask others to identify who you’re impersonating.
Simon the Sorcerer in Acts 8:13, 20-21. He pretended he was a believer in Jesus. He got baptized and started attending church. But his true colors came out when he offered Peter money to give him the lower to work miracles. Peter exposed his false motives: he was only impersonating believers.
When we play with God by using our own rules we become compliant with what we want, instead of what God wants.
Conformity-vs-Compliance, compliance involves people going along with instructions of life. Conformity involves people adhering to unspoken rules, we comply with people’s requests because we like to be seen as helpful.
Many times people don’t follow the rules or the law and disaster strikes. People don’t realize laws and rules were put there to save us from ourselves. I often think if we followed the laws in the Bible, or in Society what a better world it would be.
God Bless All who read my blog, we need to strive to become better than we were yesterday.