Friday, November 21, 2014

Perspective

I was standing at the kitchen sink one day (doing dishes…does it ever end?), and as I glanced out of the window that was situated right above the sink, I noticed a bright and brilliantly colored yellow bird land on one of my tomato plants in the garden. My first thought was…WOW…LOOK AT THAT….HOW BEAUTIFUL!! That’s when I noticed that that ‘beautiful’ bird was actually very busy about sustaining itself or it’s offspring. It was seeking prey, seeking some other living thing to devour for dinner and/or prepare for dinner for the family. I realized at that moment that to a tomato worm or any other living thing on their menu, they weren’t beautiful at all! Beautifully colored or not, they were monsters…horror stories…merciless killers. It was a lesson in perspective. Don’t be fooled by bright lights, fancy colors, or outward appearance. Don’t be fooled by fine sounding arguments. Test everything against the Word of GOD. A tree is known by it’s fruit. Take your time and look closely at that fruit. Compare it to the fruits of the Spirit. And always remember, Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

2 Corinthians 11:14…And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

1 Thessalonians 5:21…Test everything. Hold on to the good.

Colossians 2:4…I tell you this so that no-one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.

Luke 6:43…No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

Galatians 5:22-23…But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

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