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SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
Daily Reading – Pro. 10-11 / 1 Cor. 15
Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
I was walking down the street the other day and saw a woman walking her dog. This was not so strange, except for the fact that the dog had on a sweater. Now it may have just been me, but it seemed like the dog was really moving fast and kept looking from left to right, right to left as if to say, “I sure hope none of my dog friends see me dressed this way.”
Now I know, some of you dress your dogs, cats, and who knows, maybe your gerbils this way. I guess if it makes you happy to dress up your dog as children do their dolls, it does not really hurt anything. There actually might be some good to it if it is raining out and you put on a raincoat, or if it is freezing cold out or something and you dress your short haired dog in a warm sweater. However, one thing we need to keep in mind is this. Under that sweet little cardigan, this is still a dog. You can paint their toenails a rainbow of colors, give them a cute haircut which often will cost more than your hair cut costs, and put ribbons in their hair, yet when you look again you will see that they are still dogs.
What is my point in this? We are all the same way. We can dress up the outside and clean up really nice. We might say the right things and go to the right places. Nevertheless, if we have never accepted Jesus as our Saviour, under all that, we are still lost.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Jesus addressed this issue in Luke 11:39 “And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.” It might do us well to look again.
What does God see in us?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director