I actually hate Jello molds so I won’t be making this for Thanksgiving either but that’s really not the point of this message.
The real message here is that we cannot take the Word of God and mold it into whatever we want it to be.
Unfortunately, that seems to be exactly what society is trying to do today.
“That’s not really what God meant….” (Yes. Yes it is.)
“Surely God didn’t mean…” (Yep, the devil used that on Eve too. We all know how that turned out.)
“This Bible is outdated. We need a new one…” (His Word is never-changing.)
We, as individuals, sometimes aren’t much better.
Getting revenge: “The Bible says an eye for an eye…” (It is also says 70 times 7! Matthew 18:22)
Getting drunk: “Jesus turned water into wine…” (He also said be not drunk with wine. Ephesians 5:18)
I took my grandson to a children’s museum the other day. There was a giant tube filled with blue beads. There was supposed to be a tiny yellow bead in the millions of blue ones. It was compared to a 1 in 30 million chance of winning the lottery. It said that not many people would find it.
But I got a big revelation while I intently searched for it.
Jesus is like the wide expanse of blue beads. You see it; you know where to find it…
But you just keep looking for that little yellow bead, that other way to salvation that no one else is able to find while the Lord is saying, Here! I’ve laid it all out for you. Stop searching!
My friend Genny said she didn’t think there was a yellow bead in there at all. She thought it was there just to make people waste time looking.
She might be onto something. Because that’s EXACTLY what the devil does when he has you looking for other ways to salvation except through Jesus.
Wastes your time.
So don’t waste time trying to mold God’s Word to fit your life. Mold YOUR life to fit His Word.
(And maybe don’t mess with the jello mols either. Who really likes them?)