The Parable of the Medicine Cabinet

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The Bible says that even in nature the existence of God is expressed to humans.  So much so that people are without excuse for not believing in Him.  Well, last night, a pair of scissors inside my medicine cabinet helped me get a sense of what Paul was talking about in the first chapter of Romans.

I bought the small pair of grooming scissors at Walgreens not too long ago and had used them only once or twice.  They should’ve been in pristine shape.  When I opened the cabinet door, though, I noticed that small amounts of water had made their way over to where I laid them, and now they are covered in rust.  I just bought them, and they’re already ruined!

God seeks to teach us things about His kingdom even through the things which have been created. And now that the curse of sin has marred the earth, even the effects of that curse show us, like a parable, the truth of God’s word. In something so small, we’re reminded that everything that we see is corruptible and subject to decay.

Cars rust.  Pipes burst.  Wooden beams are eaten away by termites.  Moths eat holes in Burberry shirts as easily as they do the Wal-Mart variety.

Cuba Gallery: Orange / vintage / retro / car / door handles / rust / texture background / grass

Jesus said,  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

In the end, only the Word of God and those who keep His word by the power of the Holy Spirit will endure forever.  Everything else, without exception, will turn to dust.

The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.  1 John 2:17

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8

  • What is God teaching you through your day to day life?
  • Where is your treasure?
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One thought on “The Parable of the Medicine Cabinet

  1. Thanks man! I accidentally deleted your comment! And you don’t know how it hurts me, because I don’t get too many of them! 🙂 so I get excited when I get one.

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