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Quiet or Sneaky? – 16 October 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Every week the local freebie newspaper that’s full of ads arrives in our mail. Around this time of year, several pages are devoted to the promotion of hunting. This week’s advice to hunters targets the importance of being quiet – sneaky, is more like it! – with an article entitled “Quiet As Can Be.”

Something has to be really wrong with people who devote so much time and money trying to trick God’s creatures so they can ambush and kill them! Deception is not of God. Deception is of Satan. In essence, hunters are actually demonstrating cowardice, sneakiness, hardness of heart, et cetera – characteristics that are a far cry from the attributes of those who are truly indwelt by the Holy Spirit. There is something terribly wrong with a person who claims to be a born-again Christian, but who refuses to question his or her addiction to killing. Think for a moment about how weak a character a person must have who cannot stop a destructive activity for any reason – social pressure from friends or family, included!

Those who are truly led by God’s Holy Spirit are transformed, so that their actions reflect a positive change. This is what the New Testament teaches in Galatians 5:22-23:

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
~New American Standard Bible

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