We are all besieged with comments about fake or real and it is up to us to find out the truth.
Will we choose real or fake trees? Who is to say that one is better than another? City folk might never have seen a real tree and would choose the polyester kind.
Weddings are hugely expensive if you opt for real flowers over plastic. But we say, well you can’t tell the real from the pretend. Seriously: do you really believe that?
We like plastic table cloths because we can wipe off stains and pretend they never happened. But they did and eventually someone has to pay for that.
I have a multitude of followers on Facebook but are any of them the kind of people I can count on when the hard times hit? No, they aren’t. They don’t live near me or know anything substantial about me. It’s like calling a text conversation a relationship. No it is not. We all present our good face there. No sad details involved.
And what boyfriend would be silly enough to give an engagement ring made of paste?
Just so, we must discern the fake from the real in our faith.
The real action comes next: The main character in this drama—compared to him I’m a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He’s going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He’ll place everything true in its proper place before God; everything false he’ll put out with the trash to be burned.”(From Matthew 3:11-12, MSG)
Prayer- Lord, show us truth in every area of our lives. Amen.