Thursday, May 1, 2014

How Is a Computer Like Our Relationship With Jesus?

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the Truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.  For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.  The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the Word of the Lord endureth for ever.  And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you.  1 Peter, Chapter 1, verses 22-25.

Think of a brand new computer in the box.  Look inside the box and you would see machinery with potential, but of no use unless it is plugged in.  Similarly, we have potential that becomes realized once we develop a relationship with Jesus.
When the computer is properly hooked up, just as a Christian who is focused on God, the machinery works at optimum capacity.  Once a virus corrupts our files like worldly choices corrupt our lives, the machinery performs inconsistently, at best.  Both the computer and the Christian can continue to get progressively worse.  After we realize that help is needed and turn to a computer technologist to repair the hard drive, in much the same way a Christian turns to God for assistance, both can get started running “like new” again.  I need to turn to God for periodic “overhauls,” making sure my faith and my lifestyle choices are running smoothly and are attuned with what God wants.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections.



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