However, all excuses and rationalizations are nothing more than self-deception. God knows our actions and our true motives, and He will not be fooled. Even other people will usually see through our attempts at deception and perceive our true motives. We must take full responsibility for our motives and actions. True repentance is not possible when we try to rationalize our sins or make excuses ( Genesis 3:9-13 , 4:7 , Exodus 32:21-24 , Matthew 23:25-27 , 25:24-30 , Luke 14:16-24 , 16:10-15 , 20:46-47 , John 9:40-41 , 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 , Hebrews 4:12-13 , 1 John 1:8-10 ).
I am a missionary in Guatemala. Materials in Spanish are very expensive and usually in color. I am trying to put together a book for Children’s ministry for rural churches with patterns that people can photocopy. I am trying to include a craft with each Bible lesson. I am trying to create a book that is within reach of the people’s economic level. The craft you have here looked simple for me to create a circle to photocopy and a rectangle for the body to photocopy. I would like to use this craft. People here do not have enough funds to go to the internet and look for crafts and ideas like this. Would you be willing for me to use this in the book? It will be sold at cost of printing. I will not be making a profit on it. Thanks for your consideration.