Seeds from the sower

He was one of those David and Goliath type politicians. He was either stoned or slinging it.

But the sin that once charmed him soon chained him.

One said to him, "Sign this pledge never to drink again, and keep it." "Ma'am," he cried, "I can't keep anything. I need someone to keep me."

Then he met Jesus, and prayed, "Lord, save me, or I perish; and keep me." The Lord did. He went from sighing to singing, from grief to glory, from being a victim to sin to being a victor over sin.

Wouldn't you like to trust our wonderful Lord and Savior?

In Italy, along the Riviera, an outside balcony is so important to a house that those who don't have the real thing have the image of one painted on their house.

But painted-on balconies aren't the only things that people have. Many have painted-on beliefs.

That's why the Bible urges, "Check up on yourselves. Are you really Christians? Or are you just pretending to be Christians when actually you aren't at all."

There's nothing more insulting to God, more harmful to man, more cheating to yourself, than to have a painted-on belief.

Is your faith real?

Do you remember your first lollipop? I remember mine.

It was a big, red lump of sweet candy. I was delighted with my first taste.

But I wasn't satisfied with just tasting it. I wanted to keep on licking it. So I turned it over and over in my mouth day and night.

That's meditation.

Spiritually, the Christian's mouth is his mind. The Bible says, "This Book shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night."

Want something sweeter than a lollipop? Taste and see that the Lord is good. He's better than the best. Then delight yourself in His wonderful Word.

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