Interesting life lesson this morning.
Our downstairs bathroom has been attacked by ants…strange, isn’t it? It’s the middle of the winter and we have an ant invasion. Chris took a trip to the local hardware store and bought a few of those ant hotel traps. He put them in a couple of strategic places on the bathroom floor, opened up their little doors and within minutes, the ants were checking out “the new place on the block” and feasting on poison-infested peanut butter. They didn’t stop there – they proceeded to take little bits of peanut butter back to their friends and within a day or so, the whole ant colony was sabotaged. Dead. Destroyed. Mission accomplished.
I’ve seen a similar thing happen with people.
The gospel message is truth and it stands on its own. Nothing needs to be added to or taken away from it. Its life giving message is as relevant today as it has always been. Yet, often it’s not quite enough for some people; they want more. So, they go out looking…and are easily enticed by something that is new, different, sensually exciting. They taste it and for the moment, it satisfies. They bring it back to their friends, who in turn, blindly follow and are led to the poison that is consumed and ultimately devastates.
We need to know what we believe and not be so quick to follow the one who is always looking for more.
Ephesians 4:14 (NLT) Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like truth.