Counterfeit or Real? A lesson from the Bank Teller

Counterfeit or Real?  A lesson from the Bank Teller

As a bank owner, one thing you want to make sure is that your vaults are filled with real money, not counterfeit. One way to ensure that is to effectively train your bank tellers.

You might think that this training involves looking at all the ways money can be and has been counterfeited over the centuries. But bank tellers focus on studying the real. They are taught every aspect of the real, so that they can easily detect and refuse any type of counterfeit given to them.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily detect the counterfeits in the world and refuse to take them into your mind, your decisions or your relationships? You can — if you make it your primary focus to study the real! Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God (real) is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into the innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes (counterfeit) us for what we really are.”

John 8:31-32 says, “You are truly my disciples is you keep obeying My teachings. And you will know the truth (real), and the truth will set you free (from the counterfeit).”

Hebrews 5:14 says, “Solid food is for those who are mature, who have trained themselves to recognize the difference between right (real) and wrong (counterfeit) and then do what is right.”

How familiar are you with the real? Would you be able to easily detect a counterfeit presented to you–in your thoughts, in your daily routines, in your decisions–and quickly refuse it?

Questions to consider:  How much time do you spend listening to or reading God’s Word (real) daily? How much time do you spend listening to or reading books, periodicals, radio, TV or Internet (counterfeit sprinkled throughout).

Personal Challenge:  Take a personal inventory for one week. This might help you figure out why you, your kids or disciples so easily choose the counterfeit over the real. Who do you need to challenge today?

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