“When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.” (Proverbs 23:1-3)
I have been guilty of ordering meals that immediately appealed to my eyes, but soon regretted the decision because when served it did not look like the picture on the menu. Demonic forces have the same appealing affect when influencing us to sin against God. What is being offer looks good but when served brings forth death if we partake of it.
We must be vigilant sitting at dinner tables since demonic forces are placed before us to provide selective menus appealing to our flaws, vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Menus presented without spiritual foods must be returned with request for a different server and a spiritual menu that lists appetizers such as prayer, peace and partakers of God’s Word.
The main course should include self-control, shining bright, slow to speak and shower others with love. Since I like squash, some of my favorites on the spiritual menu are squashing gossiping, squashing insincerity, squashing false doctrine, squashing innuendos, squashing cliques in the Lord’s Body, squashing backbiters, squashing busybodies and squashing all other behaviors unbecoming followers of Jesus.
The desserts menu has sweet sincerity, sweet compassion and sweet genuine love for our neighbors regardless of race, color and ethnicity. We must always remember to leave tips of planting the Doctrine of Jesus; and watering and cultivating the seed of life with patience, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, integrity, godly morals, respect, with the sweetest icing the Plan of Salvation.
Warning! Make Sure You Are Not Having Dinner With The Devil.