As I was getting breakfast this morning I gazed out our kitchen window and noticed the beautiful flowers that are growing on our Angels Trumpet Bush.
They are just lovely but they are terribly poisonous, and may lead to death if ingested.
So as I was gazing there thinking about how beautiful the flowers were but how bad they were for us it got me thinking about things in the world.
Some things in this world are the same, beautiful, lovely but poisonous to our body and our soul.
I think we just need to turn on our televisions to see a lovely show or movie only to be bombarded by poisonous commercials selling things that will poison our hearts.
We only need to step into the stores to be bombarded with pornography and the likes.
2 Peter 2:18-19 For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.
The beautiful things in the world may seem right but if they take us from God and our relationship with him they are poisonous.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
We need to keep connected to God, to be reading His word to stop ourselves being conformed to it.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Have you heard how to boil a frog (because a frog will just jump out of hot water). What you do is put the frog in a pot of cold water and let him swim around. Then you turn up the heat and slowly raise the temperature of the water until it is boiling hot. The frog has adjusted to the temperature as it was slowly heated and doesn’t realise that now he is boiling and then he is dead.
This is what can happen to us, slowly, slowly we allow things into our lives, they become the norm, then we allow another thing and little by little we are overcome by the ways of the world.
We need to be aware and alert to what is happening around us, we need to check back with the word of God to see what He says about different issues.
Lets keep our eyes on Jesus who is the way the truth and the light.
Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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