Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead! – Philippians 3:8-11
Do you have a spam folder installed for your emails? I do. I also have a little picture of a fire that I can click on if spam slips through the filters, to help the system find them the next time.
Spam bothers me.
“Get the age-defying remedy that doctors don’t want you to know about!”
“Improve your (fill in the blank)… weight, sex life, etc.”
“Make millions a month from the comfort of your home with only a computer and a mailbox!”
But, wait, there’s more!! 😉
How much of what we believe in real life is actually just spam?
Is your filter on?
“Take this pill and feel magically more energetic overnight!”
“Trust this person, they’ll never let you down!”
“Fill out this form and you’ll never worry about money again!”
But, wait, there’s more!! Always more.
Are you buying this nonsense? Do you believe in overnight fixes and get-rich quick schemes? Is there anything this world can offer you that you seriously think will bring you peace of mind and spirit? Is there any healing outside of Him?
Because I’m here to tell you… it’s all spam. Every word of it.
There is only One who is truth. Only One who is able. Only One who can give you what you need. What you really need.
See that little fire icon in the corner? Click that. Help your filter to be more efficient next time. Unless the sender is Jesus Christ, don’t buy in to the hype.
For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all,
who is over all, in all, and living through all. – Ephesians 4:4-6
Holy God, please help me to make my filters more efficient. Thank You for showing me that You are what I truly need. All I truly need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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