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The Unreliable Salesman

Imagine a scenario with me if you would. You are at home some evening and a salesman knocks on your door. Here he has, or claims to have, a new miracle drug. In just a few short hours of taking this supplement your hair will start to grow back to it’s former glory. It’s quick, it’s easy, it really works.

Here’s the kicker: your salesman who guarantees this drug’s effectiveness, he’s completely bald. I’m not talking a shaved head because he thinks it looks good or a little bald spot or a tad bit of receding hairline. I’m talking bald. No hair. Nothing. Couldn’t muster up a good comb-over on a dare kind of bald.

Considering the claims of this miracle hair growth formula verses the salesman’s physical appearance, how likely are you to be purchasing some of this drug? Do you think you’d be skeptical of it’s effectiveness? I think I’d pass personally.

If you are reading this I’m going to take it for granted that you know it is every Christian’s responsibility to point people to the Lord Jesus Christ. I’m hoping you have already talked to your friends, family, and co-workers about the Lord and that is wonderful. What does your personal life say about the Lord and your relationship to Him though?

In reality most of us are like the bad salesman I started with. He had a great product to sell; we have a great Saviour to point people to. His drug could change a man’s hairline at least; our Lord can change lives and transform families. He wasn’t faithful enough to use his own product to see any results; we aren’t faithful enough to the things of God to make any real difference.

In the book of Genesis we are given the account of the life of Lot, Abraham’s nephew. After spending a lot of time with his Godly uncle Lot was saved, but didn’t have much discernment to speak of. He ends up as a man of some importance in the city of Sodom which God had decided to destroy because of it’s wickedness. Lot, being forewarned of the impending destruction of the city, tried to warn his sons-in-law. Unfortunately his life up to that point had not been like a follower of God but rather just like everyone else in the city. The Bible says “But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.” (Genesis 19:14)

The end of the story? God destroyed Sodom. Lot and his daughters escaped but God turned his wife into a pillar of salt when she looked back. Lot’s sons-in-law were killed with everyone else and that leads to further problems with his family.

Could Lot have made a difference if he lived his life for the Lord? Absolutely. We’ll never know what that difference would have looked like but he would have made a difference to someone.

You and I are called to be a light in the world. We can only do that if our voices, and our lives, reflect the Lord Jesus Christ. “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14)

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