Across the Preacher’s Desk: Be Generous with Butter

March 18, 2021 - If you come to our home and look in the refrigerator for the margarine, you won’t find any. You will, however, find real, sweet cream butter in both salted and unsalted varieties. We use butter at our house, lots of butter and I have the waistline to prove it! This morning, as I applied a generous amount of butter to my biscuits, I watched it turn into a beautiful golden liquid as it soaked into that dry biscuit. That beautiful golden liquid made me think of the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:12, you know, the passage we call the “golden rule.”
Jesus said, “whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them”. Have you ever thought what a difference that would make in our world if we put that into practice in our lives? Some of the luster of that passage has been lost because it is tossed about so glibly and has been used on so many “plaques” that we hang on the wall. Yet, just like generous application of golden butter enriches a biscuit (or anything else!) every relationship in our lives could be improved and enriched by a generous application of Jesus’ “golden rule.”
If we would take a moment and remember these words of Jesus, it would drastically change our disposition, our words, and our actions. Take a look at life from the other person’s point of view. Let us make sure we use a portion of the golden rule in our lives as generously as the portion of butter we want on our biscuits!
It’s something to think about ... tbp
Center Church of Christ
110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas