Don’t ask me how they know this, but on this date in the year 1184 BC, this is the day that the Greeks got into the city of Troy using the Trojan Horse. What’s that you ask? It is a famous battle that happened years ago, and the Trojan Horse was a trick used by the Greeks to get inside the city walls. They pretended to leave and left a huge wooden horse sculpture, which they said was a gift. The warriors of Troy brought it inside the city. Later that night when everyone was asleep, a top-level team of Greek warriors came out of the horse sculpture, opened the gates to let in the rest of the soldiers, and they defeated the Trojans. Pretty good trick, huh?
A Trojan horse is something that seems to be one way, but is not in reality. That’s something we need to beware of too–we don’t want to act differently in different settings.
What I mean by that is, if you’re a Christian, you try to let God’s word guide you –in your decisions, your actions, your words. But sometimes we don’t act like Christians. Do you say words you wouldn’t normally while playing with friends? Do you not do all 20 pushups your coach told you to do?
Think of how God’s word can guide you today–honesty is a good one to start with.
Brothers and sisters, continue to think about what is good and worthy of praise. Think about what is true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.
Philippians 4:8 (ERV)
Dear Lord, Forgive me for negative words and for not always being honest. Help me to practice honesty and humility in my words and actions. Amen.