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The Author of Confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33)

Introductory Thoughts

The Bible plainly points out that God is not the author (or originator) of the confusion in the life of any believer. In fact, God desires for every individual to have clarity of mind when it comes to the truths found in His word. He wants man to know for a certainty concerning his eternal destination, whether heaven or hell. God furthermore wants man to have perfect clarity in distinguishing sin from righteousness. Simply put, God has no desire for believers to live in a confused state of mind. Had sin never entered into the world, there would be no conflicting feelings or voices introducing the confusion so prevalent today. Yet, God’s truth becomes even more essential in order to clear up the confusion caused by sin and Satan.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): God is not willing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9). He said if we really want to find Him, we will (Jeremiah 29:13-14a). He wants us to know for sure we are saved. He does not want us to live with doubts or confusion (1 John 5:11-13).
  • (For everyone): Have you ever blamed confusion on the Lord? Have you ever suggested that the Lord was leading you to do something contrary to the revealed words of God?
  • Why is it important to realize that God is not the author of confusion? What does this mean you can assume when confusion enters into your mind and heart?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Thank God for the clarity of truth.
  • Ask God to help you know that confusion is not sent by Him.