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The Trees Under the Shed

Heb 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Heb 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Lesson #1

You have to go where the trees are and search all of the trees.

Lesson #2

The Pine Christmas Tree is an Evergreen Tree…it is always in bloom.

Lesson #3

The Christmas Trees are planted and grown for a specific purpose

Lesson #4

Everyone that goes to the tree lot or tree farm is looking for the tree that:

A. Has no Big Blemishes

B. Has Green Needles

C. The Right Height

D. Mature

No one wants a tree that has been abused, looks like trash, or is messed up.  Everyone goes after the “good tree”.  Usually the good trees get cut down early and are taken to a special shed to be sold for more money.  Why do they do this you ask?  Because they are in higher demand and the farmer knows that people will pay more money for a good tree.

Application

If everyone looks for the “good tree”, what do you think God is looking for?  Please do not take this lesson as a “beat-em up session”, but rather take it as a challenge to be the tree that is most sought after.

I am for everyone.  I am for the one who makes a mistake, to get all the mercy and grace that he needs from God to come back.  What I am not for and I think God is not for those people who abuse God’s loving mercy and grace to the point that they say that want to “live it up in the world” and come crawling back to God when they are done partying.  I am not for anyone who abuses God’s mercy, for when we live like the devil; we take on blemishes and hindrances that will hinder our purpose for Christ.  Every time we “live it up”, we hurt our own “tree” for God to use.  I am not against anyone coming back to God!  I am a sinner and have my own personal issues also, but it is no accident that we are given so many wonderful and great opportunities to serve Christ.  When we take those opportunities and squander them away by doing something other than what God wants, we are hurting our own usefulness for God.

Luk 12:48  But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. 

How mad would you be if you personally gave money to someone to get a specified education in medicine and they went through and got a degree only to go flip burgers at McDonalds or go and be a lazy, ignorant “occupy wall street” protester.  I would not be too happy if I helped someone like that and they squandered it away!  OK, again I am not trying to be mean to someone who wants to come to Christ.  If this is you, then come on, He will take and cleanse anyone!  But let us all strive to be the “good tree” that everyone wants in their home!  Let us train our children and instill in them the desire to be pure, chaste, clean vessels for God’s use!  Let’s be those trees that are taken early by the farmers and sold for more under the shed!

December 19, 2011 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment