It has been said that there are two sides to every story. This is very true. In fact scripture makes it clear there is two sides to the very same old story. In Zech. 5:1-4 there is the vision of the flying scroll. On one side a condemnation of the thief and the other the liar. More than a liar but the religious liar. The one who swears falsely. He has created a god of his own imagination who serves him. He has no fear of his oath for he knows the god he swears by does not exist. The purpose of this fool is to make himself out as one of integrity though he is rotten to the core.
The other side is the thief. He denies god and makes himself out as a self-serving god. The jailhouse thief is despised but most cannot resist an opportunity when presented. There truly is no honor among thieves. Too many times to count Christ within has loved on a thief that could not repent for lust of a mere token.
This scroll has a curse to destroy these people. I've pondered what words could be on it. If it was just a record of their acts it would be a curse. If it was the law they would be condemned. If it was their words their falsity would be a curse. Regardless it is they who hold account that can curse. Their denial has long since walled them off from mercy. Whatever is written the promise of the curse is an old story with two sides. One for the self-serving fool and one for the religious fool.
Fools collect your prize for the scroll is being read into your life daily.
We may suffer affliction, and suffer fools, but we never have to suffer either side of this old old story.