I’ve always heard that one man’s trash is another man’s treasures. We all have different opinions as to what is valuable and what isn’t. I got a lesson in this last week from my five year old grandson. We were outside when Aiden ran up to me with a dandelion. “Here, Gammy,” he said. “I picked this flower for you.” I smiled and said, “Did you know that this is really a weed?” thinking that I’d teach him something. Then, I became the student instead of the teacher when he said, “It’s not a weed, Gammy! It’s a ‘wishing flower!’ You make a wish and blow and it will come true!” Wow! From the mouth of babes they say. . . It’s all in the perspective. I learned such a lesson. I’ll never think of a dandelion any other way.
Are we guilty of making trivial something that God has made important? I mean, it doesn’t seem such a big deal of us. We tell a little fib and call it a “white lie,” but Revelation 21:8 says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Liars are in the same list as murderers! Today’s society calls sex outside of marriage an “affair,” but God calls it adultery and in the Old Law, it was punishable by death. Instead of trying to make sure the congregation enjoys worship services by making the “traditional service” more “contemporary,” shouldn’t we be more concerned about trying to make it scriptural? The focus of our worship isn’t about us and what we like – No, praising God in the manner that He requested – that should be our emphasis.
May we strive to see things in the same perspective as our Lord, for it is only His opinion that matters. God Bless, Courtney
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