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We see a photo like that of the tollway cheat pictured below and we wonder how anybody could display such foolishness in order to cheat the government for a pittance of money.

This picture accompanied a newspaper article last week that reported on the rampant efforts of drivers to avoid paying tolls and the high-tech efforts of tollway officials to punish offenders once caught.

When I saw this photo, my first thought was, “That guy is crazy, risking his life over a 50-cent or $1 toll charge.”

My second thought, though, was of how this is how we all must look to God when we sin and then try to cover it up.

When King David called Uriah back from the front lines of battle and tried to get him drunk so that the loyal soldier would sleep with his adulterous wife, David was hoping that Bathsheba’s just-discovered pregnancy would be attributed to Uriah.

It was so stupid and cruel and foolish.

That might as well have been King David hanging out the back of a racing car while trying to hide the driver’s identity.

But you know what? We’ve all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

We’ve all — in effect — hung out the back of a racing car in hopes of getting away with something.

You know your life. You know your bad moments. Your foolish moments. Your try-to-hide-what-I’m-doing moments.

It’s so much better just to do what’s right.

Be a law-abiding citizen.

Be a biblical-values abiding Christian.

Don’t try to get away with things, thinking that the Eye in the Sky won’t know who you are.

I’ll try to do the same.

Practice this and you’ll be successful.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (I Cor. 10:31).

As always, I love you

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