Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jan | 26 | Convenience: The pink pig of death


Convenience: The pink pig of death

1 Kings 12:28-30
Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!" And he set up one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan. Now this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one as far as Dan. NKJV

When the word ‘wisdom’ is used to qualify and justify ‘convenience’, then more than often than not, someone has very simply put a petticoat on a pig. It is a ridiculous thing to do for one big reason, and that is, that no matter how much cloth is used to make the petticoat, the pig’s big pink fat ass will stick out still for all the world to see. Try this: When you see that little curly tail hanging down from someone’s coccyx just give it a swift kick! If the curly tailed wearer squeals and grunts a bit, and they surely will, then you have found the not so fair pig of convenience.

Convenience for the Christian is an opportunity to lay aside the difficult convictions of His conscience.

Convenience for the Christian is compromise of the worst kind, for it means killing all the children of their conscience, it means committing infanticide upon those desires and visions, those certainties and seeming absolutes, which if rightly maintained, shall grow straighter still, mature, guide and provide for them in the future.

Convenience for the Christian is a gross act of cowardice, it is the apartheid of the conscience, and it is the selling out of one’s own soul.

Convenience for the Christian is a step over the style into the grounds of giant despair.

Convenience for the Christian man is the shaving of the beard, the donning of a mini skirt and the baring of one’s stone cold pimply buttocks to all the laughing world.

Convenience for the Christian is a base covenant with mediocrity. It is journey down the trail to reefer induced mind numbing awesomelessness.

Today, if following your convictions means separation and hard choices, then still choose the way of conviction. If, however, some nice numpty suggest that to be wise you need to really disregard your convictions, just for a while, you know, cover them up and gag them, just for a bit, then friends, turn him around real quick, and, if you see a curly tail hanging down from his coccyx, give it a swift kick. The grunt and squeal is merely the discovery of the pink pig of death. Remember. Pork was to be avoided for a reason.

 So, tell me boy, would you like some applesauce with that slice of convenient compromise? 

Listen:- Then David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness to me." So David sent by the hand of his servants to comfort him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the people of Ammon. And the princes of the people of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think that David really honors your father because he has sent comforters to you? Has David not rather sent his servants to you to search the city, to spy it out, and to overthrow it?" Therefore Hanun took David's servants, shaved off half of their beards, cut off their garments in the middle, at their buttocks, and sent them away. When they told David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, "Wait at Jericho until your beards have grown, and then return." 2 Samuel 10:2-5 NKJV

Pray: -  Father, give me the courage not to compromise my convictions for the sake of convenience of any kind. Amen and amen.

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