A hungry man was walking down the street in a village of medieval Turkey. He had only a piece of bread in his hand. He came to a restaurant where some meatballs were being grilled. The cooking meat was so near and the smell so delicious the man held his piece of bread over the meat to capture some of the smell. As he started to eat the bread, the angry restaurant owner seized him and took him away to see a judge.
The owner protested, “This man was stealing the smell of my meat without asking permission. I want you to make him pay me for it.” The judge thought for a moment, then held up his purse in front of the owner and shook it. “What are you doing that for?” asked the restaurant owner? The judge replied, “I am paying you. The sound of money is fair payment for the smell of food.”
Our challenge is to deal in true religion – NOT the “smells” of the “Religion of Liberalism,” the “Religion of Materialism,” the “Religion of Islam,” or the “Religion of Denominationalism.” True and actual religion can only be realized as we adhere strictly to the word of God. We must seek the “old paths” (Jer. 6:16), “stand in the gap” (Eze. 22:30), and “contend for the faith” (Jude 3) of God’s word. We must always “speak as the oracles of God” (1 Pet. 4:11), remembering “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Pro. 14:12). We must realize like Jeremiah, “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jer. 10:23). Remember, the Lord has only on true religion – one church and one body (Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4).
Join with me and “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Tim. 6:12) as we promote true religion!
Shake of Nod!
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