As Sweet As Sugar
Living the Christian life.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 (KJV)
Children what do I have in my hand today - that's right it's sugar. What can you tell me about sugar? It's sweet, good to the taste, and it's pure. That's right boys and girls.
Now think about this in the way we should live for Jesus. First, we need to be sweet. That is we need to be nice to people, treat them good, not to get angry with them. Secondly, just as the sugar is good to eat, we need to live our life the same way. Oh, that would be a funny sight, people trying to eat us to see if we were good tasting! But the way we live does leave a joyful feeling (good taste) or bad taste (figuratively) with others. and lastly, sugar is pure. How can we be pure? Wow, you sure are smart today! We are pure because Jesus has come to live in our hearts, making us clean. Let us pray: Dear Lord, let us be sweet as sugar, a joy to be around, and pure in our heart. Amen