Don’t Buy The Counterfeit
I John 2:15-17, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world – the cravings of the sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does – comes not form the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
When you believe that things will provide happiness, you’ve settled for a counterfeit. Don’t be fooled by the counterfeit.
It’s a little bit like this. My wife sent me to the grocery store to get a few things, and there are two rules for any man going to the grocery store. Man Rules – Rule #1: You have to forget something or get the wrong thing. It’s just a rule, you have to do it. And the second Man Rule is: you have to get something that wasn’t on the list. Because you are a hunter, and that is what you do. You hunt and you kill and you drag things home.
So I was walking by the fish section of the grocery store and they had a large package of Sushi for 5.99. So I thought, I’m buying it! This stuff is on sale. So I get home and I’m bragging about my big package of Sushi that I picked up for 5.99. And Renee and I start eating it and she looks at me and I look at her and we start saying, this is the most disgusting thing I have ever had! So I look at the package and down in the small print it says made with imitation crab meat. Which is one of the scariest things I have ever read in my life. I don’t know what immitation crab meat is … but I don’t want it anymore.
It’s an imitation, its not the real thing. To think that the things in this world will make you happy, you’re settling for a cheap imitation of the real thing.