May 2021, Vol. 40, No. 5

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At What Price?

posted on May 5, 2021

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Let’s say a man show up at your home, knocks on the door and says, “I saw your car in the drive, I always wanted one just like it, can I buy it from you?”, what do you do?

Well, I guess it depends on how much you like your car. If it is new or has sentimental value you might hesitate. If however, he has a briefcase full of $100 bills, it might not matter it was your first car or has great cup holders, you probably are selling.

However, if the man makes the same offer for your wife or your children it won’t matter how much cash he has, you aren’t listening. No, You are probably escorting him immediately off the premises. Some things are not for sale.

Satan is doing that. He wants our families, our spouses, our very souls. He tries to convince us to give them up for something else.

Maybe we don’t see it as clearly since he isn’t as overt. He does the ‘bait and switch.’ Makes you think you are selling something else and then takes another from you. Makes the cost seem very different than what it really is. Still the transaction is the same.

So why are we giving him the time of day? What are we selling them away for? A momentary pleasure? A free weekend? A night out on the town? What is our “thirty pieces of silver”?

If you love something you would never sell it away, no matter what the price offered.

Why then are we putting the souls of our loved ones on the market?

Barry Haynes
Hope church of Christ
Hope, AR

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