Sunday, October 31, 2010

Despising the Word

Suppose you went to a Memorial Day barbecue. Suppose you saw someone there take an American flag, wipe his greasy mouth and hands on it, and then throw it in the trash.What would you think?

Suppose you were in the military and you saw a member of the service take down the colors and treat them that way? What do you think would happen to that soldier (sailor, Marine)?

Those are hypothetical examples. Now let me give you a real one.

I recently attended a Christian function. There was food. At the head of the table were some paper plates and some napkins with printing on them.

When I got to my place at the table, I noticed what the printing on my napkin said:

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (Psalm 100:4)

I went to the kitchen and got myself a paper towel to wipe my mouth & hands on. Around me sat people who profess to revere God's holy Word, using it to mop up their personal filth. Then the napkins went out with the garbage.

Go ahead. Call me a Pharisee or any other ugly name you please. I will still maintain to my dying breath that it is a show of contempt to God's Word when you use it to wipe your dirty mouth, nose, or any other bodily orifice.


The Warrior said...

Very good point; I guess we just don't "think" of it in that way.

Perhaps it's time to start?


P.S. Happy Reformation Day!

Gravelbelly said...

Thanks, Warrior. The last couple of days have been pretty tough. Your encouragement means a lot.

The Warrior said...

Always; you know that! ;-D

Tim Sleeper said...

I totally agree with you on this. It isn't Pharisaical to think that. It seems we forgot the power in God's name and the power of His Word.

Next time, I'll make sure to use a paper towel with fruit on it to wipe my mouth instead of a napkin with God's Word printed on it :)

dlr said...

KInda like those jokes folks tell based on bible passages... I hate those.

The Warrior said...

dlr: Agreed.