Friday, March 5, 2010
Do You Smell Something?
Why do dogs roll around in poop? For the life of me, I just can't figure that out, but I know for a fact that they do. At least, mine do. Not their own poop, mind you, but the poop of another dog or animal. One minute they're walking down the trail minding their own business, the next, their noses are exploring, and before I realize what they're about to do, they push their head to the ground and smear the nasty mess all over. Gross!!!
Unfortunately, dogs are not the only ones who stick their noses where they don't belong. Christians have a bad habit of doing that as well. Gossip. Complaints. Giving "advice" and "suggestions" where they are warranted. Yes, we Christians have a knack for sticking our noses where they don't belong and dirtying our lives with the filth of these sins. We often hide our fault under the guise of calling it "sharing a prayer request" or "simply speaking our minds," but the truth is we would be much better off if we minded our own business. I don't know about you, but I have enough of my own faults to deal with to have time to worry about anyone else's.
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. - II Thessalonians 3:11-12