THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
LAW OF THE ALIBI:
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
One of the difficulties that sometimes come to the Christian worker is the fact that men so often busy themselves with little things when weighty matters ought to claim their attention.
A preacher, was really animated in his exhortation to men to seek higher and better things. He referred, by way of illustration, to the fact that some plants thrive better in the shadow than in the sunlight.
At the close of the service a lady came to him and told him that she was so glad that she heard him. The heart of the almost discouraged preacher revived.
Imagine his feelings, however, when she went on to say, "I never knew till today what was the matter with my fuchsia. I shall go home and put it in a shady place."
Too often we allow the "tradition" of listening to the illustrations and not paying attention to the Word of God!
There's no "alibi" for sitting with stoic minds in a worship service!