DayBreaks for 08/12/11 – Gag Me With a Maggot
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8
If you need proof that people are crazy and will do incredibly bizarre things, those three stories should put it to rest once and forever. Maggot-melt sandwiches???? You’ve GOT to be kidding!!!! It wouldn’t matter to me if maggots were the most nutritious food in the world…I’m not eating them!
Not too long ago, a high school student was on a field trip with his class. They were at the Golden Gate Bridge when one of his classmates dared him to jump off. So, what do you think he did? Right! He jumped. Somehow, he miraculously not only survived, but wasn’t really injured. But it’s just plain crazy…and the motives people have for doing what they do is equally bizarre.
We do things to ourselves that are counterproductive. Jesus said that it isn’t what goes into the body that defiles us, but what comes out of the heart. But, we put filth into our minds and hearts…and those things do defile us. If we persist in feeding our minds and souls with evil thoughts and even with well-meaning human advice rather than counsel from God’s inspired Word, we will get sick, desperately sick.
We need to feed on the pure Word, nothing else.
PRAYER: Just as with our bodies, Lord, we are prone to feast on the wrong things for our souls. Give us a longing for the Truth, and nothing but the Truth, that will feed our souls! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2011 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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