Friday, September 10, 2010

I Used to be a Rolex, Now I'm Just a Plastic Swatch Watch

In the book "The Believer's Guide to Spiritual Warfare", Thomas B. White talks about how Satan can use issues we deal with to set us back in our spiritual walk.  He says on page 38:

"Most of what you and I deal with daily are the faults, foibles, and physical infirmities of our own natural selves, with all the emotional and psychologival baggage that we carry through life.  Beyond that, each of us has individual areas of besetting sin that nag at us and drag us down with discouraging regularity.  If this were not enough, the covetousness, pleasure, and humanistic appeal of the world sysytem presses upon us all.  Now alongside, and sometimes in and through these battles, the devil takes what he can get and aggravates our unresolved emotional problems, besetting sins, and willful blunderings. We are like a finely tuned watch mechanism into which pieces of grit are dropped. What could have functioned well according to original design wears down and malfunctions due to an external, foreign influence."

Now I don't care if you don't agree with the rest of the paragraph.....the bold section can't be more true of humanity.  God made a perfect, sinless man (and woman) who of their own free will sinned, therefore passing it on to the rest of us.  As time has elapsed, more and more sin and corruption has become mainstream, adding more grit to that mechanism....

As we were going over this in our bible study on Wednesday, I just thought the beginning product was like a top-of-the-line Rolex and the end result of what it is now is like the plastic Swatch watches from back in the 80's and 90's....hence the title....I Used to be a Rolex, now I'm Just a Plastic Swatch Watch.  Not saying that we all are that way but through Jesus Christ and salvation, the opposite is true. We get an upgrade from a plastic Swatch watch to the Rolodex......

Don't forget to replace your batteries!! Stay charged up for Jesus, don't go dead and be of no use!!