Anecdotal Story 5/20/2023

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Incredible Double Life

“But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die.” – 2 Samuel 12:14.

When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. – Galatians 2:11.

One night a small-town family hosted a neighborhood-watch meeting. One lady came and was shocked to see her television and other possessions in the house. The hostess even had on one of her dresses! When detectives searched the house and a locker the family had rented, they found $9,000 worth of stolen property belonging to their neighbors and area residents. The hostess had to be either blissfully innocent or supremely arrogant to furnish her home with stolen goods, then invite into it the very people she had robbed, confident they wouldn’t recognize their own possessions.

How often we betray our Master with our spiritual inconsistency. Like John Bunyan before he committed himself to Christ, we attend church, sing vigorously, repeat the sacred words, yet retain our wicked life. We are foolish to think we can invite people to Christ and they will hear our words but not see in our lives the same disharmony, anxiety, and profanity they have in theirs. Why would they be interested in more of the same misbehavior?

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Courtesy of Speaker’s Sourcebook of New Illustrations by Virgil Hurley © 1995 by Word, Incorporated.
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV © 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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