Playing It Safe

I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled

Luke 12:49
Luke 12:49-53

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A motorist driving along an almost deserted backwoods road, noticed that his car was overheating. He spotted a man sitting on the steps of a broken-down old farmhouse. He pulled up and asked the man for some water. As he poured the water into the car’s radiator, the motorist struck up a conversation with the farmer:

“How’s your wheat coming along?”

“I didn’t plant any.”

“Really? I thought this was excellent wheat country.”

“Well, I was afraid it wouldn’t rain.”

“I see! But how’s your corn crop. I saw lots of good looking corn fields along the way.”

“I’ve got no corn either.”

“You didn’t plant corn?” Why not?”

“I was afraid of corn blight.”

“Well then, what crops did you plant?”

“None, I just played it safe.”

Unfortunately, too many Christians seem to think of their religion that way. They’re just playing it safe. Their idea is that Christianity provides them with a…

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