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"The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed."

Plainfield Christian Church, Michigan
Preacher’s Perspective:
With God It Is Always A Treat
How sweet are your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
        (Psalm 119:103).
He said to me, ‘Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.’ Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.
        (Ezekiel 3:3).

As I write this, the weather report for trick-or-treat night is cold, windy, with a chance of snow! Sounds like great weather for staying inside. But I know there will be people out and about on their quest for candy. I get that. I love candy.

But, oh how I wish we all were as determined to have our children find God. We encourage our little ones to brave the elements in pursuit of that which is ultimately unhealthy, but are lackluster in our push to have them secure eternal life.

I’m not knocking trick-or-treating. I was dressed up on Wednesday and handing out candy! All I am saying is that it is ironic we seem more interested in making sure our precious youngsters fill a bag with the sweet stuff instead of filling their hearts and minds with the Word of God – “sweeter than honey.”

The Bible says,

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God.
        (Psalm 42:1).

I pray that as we begin our annual journey toward the celebration of the birth of our Lord, that we might desire God, his Word, and a relationship with him that lasts longer than this year’s sweet treasures in the bottom of a plastic pumpkin.

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