The Questions of Life

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.   Proverbs 3:5-6

The questions of life.

Tonight I would like to begin with a true-false test. Don’t worry; your scores won’t be shared. Here goes.

#1 – True or False: The original color of Coca-Cola … was green.

#2 – True or False: The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work is Alaska.

#3 – True or False: The first novel written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

#4 – True or False: Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth.

#5 – True or False: Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

#6 – True or False: Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

#7 – There are more collect calls made on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.

#8 – True or False: Honey is the only food which doesn’t spoil.

#9 – Taken as a group, men can read smaller print than women; as a group, women hear better than men. (What did you say?)

#10 – The term “the whole nine yards” comes from World War II fighter pilots whose ammo belts were 27 feet long. If they fired all their bullets at a target, the target got the whole nine yards.

So, you’ve finished the test. Do you want to score yourself? Look to the end of the devotion, immediately after the prayer.

The questions of life … you already know those questions are not the important questions of life. There are two really important questions. The first is whom do you believe? And the second is whom will you trust? I’ve watched enough of those court shows on TV to know I’m a pretty bad judge of who can be believed and trusted.

I make my judgments based on things like I don’t like the way she smiles or he’s got two earrings in each ear. I think he’s lying. Then, having made my non-scientific decision, I turn the channel.

Whom do you trust? Whom will you believe?

Thankfully, there is one area — the area of our salvation — where Christians don’t have to debate or have any doubts. God’s holy and inspired Word tells us that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world.

Jesus proved to all the world that He could be trusted with our lives because He willingly gave His that we may have life.

Dear Lord, in a world of uncertainty and doubt, we give thanks for a Savior who not only told the truth, He was and is the truth. Send the Holy Spirit so our doubts may be dispelled and our questions reduced. In and through Jesus. Amen.

Grace and Peace

The test score — all the questions are true.


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