Stop Spitting

19 And He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” ~ Matthew 4:19

Have you ever spit into a lake or pond and watched all the fish rush to consume your spit because they think it’s food? The fish are hungry, jumping at any chance of possible food thrown their way. This is the world we live in as well. So many people swarm spit, following a large crowd because they’re hoping that they might just be getting fed. They’re hungry. They have an emptiness in them, and all they want is to fill it.

Jesus said that He is the bread of life. He said that man doesn’t live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. He is the Word of God. So many people get caught up with mysticism, magic, and darkness because they don’t know that no matter how much they consume of that spit, they’ll never be nourished and satisfied.

No other religion or belief system is afraid of offending the world the way that Christians in the West are. We’ll even chastise and verbally attack a Christian who shares the Gospel and the love of Christ with another person. We condemn them and tell them that they need to be tolerant of other people’s beliefs like Jesus was. Jesus never gave the people empty words that lead to death. Peter said Jesus alone had the words of life because Jesus alone understood that the hungry fish needed bread and not spit.

Every time you condone, endorse, affirm, or tolerate sin, you’re spitting into the water, expecting to give nourishment to the fish around you. You’re doing nothing more than feeding them empty words that you will one day have to answer for yourself.

Dear LORD, teach me to give real food to the world. Help me not to be afraid of offending or pushing people away. Teach me to love people the way that You do, always striving to share the true Word of God with them. Help me to never spit into the water again but to throw in the bread of life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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