Test everything. Hold on to the good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Good morning, friends. I got this story from Internet.
There was once a Canadian bird who decided he didn’t want to fly south for the winter. He decided it was nonsense to go all the way down south when he could just stay right where he was at. So he stayed behind. Well after awhile, it got kind of cold. Finally, he could take it no more and decided to fly south after all. As he was flying through the air, ice began to form on his wings to the point where he could no longer fly so he glided down and landed in a barnyard.
So here is the bird, he’s half frozen in a barnyard and at the point of death. About that time along comes a cow that walks right over the bird and drops a "plop" on him. Now the bird is really disgusted. He’s half frozen, dying, and now he has this "plop" on him. After a short time though, the ice begins to melt off of the bird. He starts to get warm under that "plop." He begins to think to himself, "It’s getting warm. I’m going to live! I’m going to live!" Then right there underneath that "plop" he starts to sing little bird songs. He’s now happy once again. About that time a cat comes along and hears this noise coming from underneath this "plop." He moves the stuff off the bird and eats the bird.
There are three morals to the story:
- Not everyone who drops a "plop" on you is necessarily your enemy
- Not everyone who moves it off of you is necessarily your friend
- And if someone does drop a "plop" on you, keep your mouth shut
Though 1 Thessalonians 5 : 21 doesn’t literally relate to the story above, we’re in a situation to test each and everything we see, we hear, we receive wherever we’re. It may be the Church, our fellowship, our work places, or anywhere in this world. One such thing is don’t trust the senders of the spiritual emails you receive everyday. Recently I came to know of one such sender sending also some unwanted emails to some girls which I never thought about. Friends, in this deceiving world, we don’t know how to identify the goats from the wolves in disguise. It is the Lord who alone can help us distinguishing things. If we do on our own, we may not be doing it right!