I have the smartest readers anywhere. Probably. Of course, who knows where “anywhere” is, so it’s a bit hard to be sure. To celebrate your intelligence, I’m giving you a test.
Which of these exotic foods has David Porter consumed?
- a/ Squirrel brains (tastes like chicken … not)
- b/ Cow stomach
- c/ Snails
d/ Some REALLY smelly cheese
- e/ Intestines (boudin)
- f/ Cow tongue
- g/ All of the above.
The answer is … “g.”
Which of the aforementioned foods tasted lousy?
Answer: “b.” It didn’t smell too good either.
Here are some questions for those who’ve put your faith in the Lord Jesus. Which of these are true about you?
- a/Your sins are forgiven.
- b/You received the free gift of eternal life from God.
- c/God is eager for a chance to zap you, so don’t goof up.
- d/Jesus, your Elder brother, intercedes before God the Father for you.
- e/Jesus will never forsake you, even in the hardest times.
- f/God is for you. Nothing can separate you from His love.
- g/You’re having problems because you’re a victim. It’s not fair.
- h/God does what He wants. If He decides not to like you, give it up. You’re in for it. No hope.
- The Lord fights for you.
- He renews your strength when you are tired.
- Jesus has gone to prepare an eternal place for those you.
- He understands your confusion and doubts and comforts you, if you let Him.
All except “c” and “g” and “h” are true.
And if you haven’t put your faith in Christ, which of these things are true?
- God understands your questions.
- He rubs his hands together in anticipation of punishing you.
- God loves you, even if you don’t love Him yet.
- You don’t have anything to worry about because everyone except Adolph Hitler-types receives God’s eternal life, not eternal punishment.
- He loves you so incredibly that He took the punishment that you (and I) deserved. He offers forgiveness and eternal life to all who abandon their sin, ask forgiveness and put their faith in the Lord Jesus. The Father accepts the work Jesus did at Calvary for us.
- Jesus rose from the grave and the same power that raised Him from the grave works in us, when we come to God. He delivers us from the power of sin and the devil and makes us a part of His family.
You can scratch out “b” and “d” because they are not true.You guys and girls are so smart, I’m promoting you to the next class. But… considering these truths, is there anything you want to start doing differently?
Maybe, you want to stop repeating that God has forgotten you? Maybe, you want to respond to His love?
One thing I know–it doesn’t make me want to eat squirrel brains again.
Here’s something true to think about:
“But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed.
You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you.
These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!
(Isaiah 54:17, NLT)
“We walk through life so bent out of shape. Cure any flare up of commonness by setting your eyes on our uncommon King. Worship lifts our eyes and sets them “on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honor and power” (Colossians 3:1).
We worship God because we need to. But our need runs a distant second to the thoroughbred reason for worship: God deserves it. God would die for your sin before he’d let you die in your sin. What do you do with such a Savior? You lift up your gift in worship.” Max Lucado