Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Dead wood doesn't sprout...

Just recently I read this story while doing some looking into the truth and error issue, that should concern each believer.

"There was a champion woodcarver from Bavaria who found a piece of wood in the mouth of a sack of grain. The wood was the same color as the grains of wheat, so he took it into his head to carve the wood into imitation grains. He carved a handful of them, mixed them with some real wheat, and then invited his friends to tell them apart. The woodcarver had done the work so well that no one could tell the difference. Even he was unable to tell the imitation grains from the true wheat. In the end the only way to distinguish the true from the false kernels was to place the grains in water. After a few days the real grain sprouted, while the imitation grain remained exactly what it was before: dead wood."

How can a Christian today tell the difference between the true wheat and the dead wood? The test is the water. The water must be the living water of Christ, not something bottled and marketed by man as the latest, greatest, or newest fad. Bubbles, flavorings, and fancy packaging don't make it good water. Tap water filtered to get out at least 99.8% of the impurities, is still tap water, still containing .2% impurity. The water must come from the Rock, poured out by the Word of the Lord.

The true wheat will sprout when placed in water. The dead wood won't.

What water are you in? Are you sprouting?

"Jesus answered, 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:10

1 comment:

  1. Rabbit said...Excellent analogy! Satan's deceptions are just like that. A few imitation grains mixed in with plenty of the real thing. Lord, grant us wisdom in discernment.

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