I had a friend who was the vice president of a small bank in Florida. One day he was telling me about a counterfeit bill that one of his tellers had immediately had spotted. I asked him “Did you show the other tellers the counterfeit bill so that they would know what to look for?” His response surprised me, “No,” he replied, “I don’t think it’s important for them to know all about the counterfeit bills. I would rather they knew the REAL THING so well, that when the counterfeit comes through, they are able to spot it in an instant.” And as he explained, that is exactly what happened. Interesting isn’t it?
I think that in the time that we are currently living in there’s a lot of talk going on. It’s hard to decipher what the good information is on the bad. Well-meaning, God loving people, who want to do the right thing, are even getting caught up in this trap of giving misinformation. I don’t think that others are intentionally misleading people, I just think that there are a lot of people who don’t know what to do. In fact, are you willing to admit, that there are a lot of us who don’t know what to do?
Some people are telling us that we should feel guilty, others are calling us things that we know aren’t true, so we feel helpless and confused.
1 John 14:11 “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another...” Let’s start here, with this. This is what “to do”. You will find that a lot of the other things that we are dealing with in our culture would be better if this simple truth would begin to be practiced by those calling themselves followers of Christ. Am I oversimplifying things? Yes, absolutely. Let’s start HERE, and then we can begin to talk about what next steps are appropriate in our families. But for now, let’s begin with our OWN hearts.
Week 1 of our SERIES on Micah 6:8
Week 2 of our SERIES on Micah 6:8
Created with images by Max Bender - "untitled image" • Sharon McCutcheon - "A twenty-four year old woman counting dollar bills." • Jerónimo Bernot - "People protesting on the streets of Mexico against the government and Trump. Protesting against hate."