• Kim Leslie-Underwood

Week of February 2, 2020 Listen

Genesis 27:8-11

" Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:"

Guard your Identity

Identity theft is a horrible thing. Sadly, it happens to millions of people every year. You can do everything possible to keep your identity safe, but the theft of your identity can be as simple as stealing the mail right out of your mailbox or as complex as hacking into your personal accounts.

One of the worst things about identity theft isn’t really the money you may lose (although that’s a tough thing to go through), but the destruction of your reputation and good name. Although you were not the fault of your identity theft, people and businesses aren’t always forgiving and somehow no matter how many times you prove that it wasn’t you who racked up the bills or bounced the numerous checks, or even depleted your account into the red, your credit will be damaged as well as your name and it may take years to fix it.

An identity thief works under deception and lies to fulfill the lusts of their flesh. They want what you have without having to work as hard for it as you did. They want what they want quickly to enjoy the benefits of your hard work. They may even do it for the sole purpose of destroying you. So behind the scenes they work at stealing not only your identity but everything you’ve worked for. They want what’s rightfully yours.

In 1987 I was a victim of identity theft. Someone got a hold of my identification and pursued to purchase a vehicle in my name. Thank God for the car dealership who called to confirm if I wanted to pick up my new car. I wasn't driving then. I was able to resolve the matter and protect my identity by adding an alert on my credit bureau reports.

Let Us Pray:

You alone are God. Father I pray this prayer in faith as I lean not unto my own strength but yours. You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust. You will keep us safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases that will come our way in Jesus name Amen.

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