What? You’re probably thinking that Jerry needs to go back to bed and get a little more rest. My son Richard is a body builder and when he eats eggs, he only eats the whites of them. “That’s where all the protein is Dad, the yoke is nothing but fat.” And your point is? My reason for eating the whole egg is Bible based…the above line comes from the 6th verse of the 6th Chapter of Job. I love the 7th verse even more…
I refuse to touch them; they are like loathsome food to me.
I think what Job is trying to say here, God gave us the whole egg. We are to trust in God and not only eat the whites, but mix in the yokes (and possibly some biscuits and gravy too).
Please don’t take me seriously here (although my stomach is now growling about the thought of eggs covering a couple of biscuits with sausage gravy). My point this morning is beware of those people who like to toss out “bible one-liners” to support their argument. We have all heard them, with the most popular being the infamous “judge not lest ye be judged”. It is simple to try and justify an argument with someone by simply tossing out a bible one-liner, but I think more often then not, that one-liner is being taken out of context and really doesn’t support your argument.
Is there a point to this? Yes and I wanted to say more but time is running short and I have to cut this sermon down to one line now – maybe two. Take time to read your Bible. Don’t just read a passage once, but a couple of times to try and take in its true meaning. Read the foot notes at the end of each chapter – this is where the bible scholars can offer insights in to what is trying to be taught. I know this might be the reader’s digest of posts this morning, but I hope you get my point.
Do something great for our Lord today – pull out your bible and start a list of your own one-liners – ones that promote praise and glory, uplift friends and neighbors, assist in your love of God and fellow man.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.