In her book, Just Give Me Jesus, by Anne Graham Lotz (Billy Graham’s daughter) she tells the story of an evening her parents were invited to a prestigious dinner party in London. Her mother was seated next to the former head of Scotland Yard, Great Britians quivialant to the FBI. Fascinated she respectfully probed him for anecdotes. “As he opened up under her genuine interest, he revealed that the departments under his authority had included those for forgery and counterfeiting. When she surmised that he must have spent a lot of time studying counterfeit signatures, he corrected her. ‘On the contrary, Mrs. Graham. I spent all of my time studying the genuine thing. That way, when I saw a counterfeit, I could immediately detect it.’
In a society bombarded with counterfeit messages and seductive lies, we too must spend our time studying the genuine thing- the truth God has made clear to us in His Word- so that we can easily recognize a counterfeit when it comes our way. Cultural attitudes for our marriages, motherhood, jobs, purity…. can easily be accepted as they slowly creep into our mindset. Oh that we would be intentional about seeking the face of God, that He can keep our focus on the real deal & keep us far from any form of deception.