ARE YOU COMMITTED?

YEAR AFTER YEAR, A FARMER ALWAYS TOOK TENDER CARE OF HIS ANIMALS. IN APPRECIATION, THE ANIMALS GOT TOGETHER TO DISCUSS HOW THEY COULD REPAY THEIR FARMER. THE COW SAID SHE WOULD GIVE HER MILK FOR HIS MEALS. THE CHICKEN OFFERED TO DONATE HER EGGS IN APPRECIATION. THE MUD COVERED PIG OFFERED HIS BACON FOR THE MEAL.

THE COW AND THE CHICKEN WERE BOTH VERY GENEROUS CONTRIBUTORS. THE PIG WAS NOT JUST A CONTRIBUTOR. THE PIG PROVED HIS ULTIMATE DEVOTION BY OFFERING HIS LIFE IN THANKSGIVING FOR THE CARE THE FARMER HAD GIVEN HIM.

AFTER ALL GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU, ARE YOU PREPARED TO GIVE YOUR LIFE TO GOD? MANY ARE ‘CONTRIBUTORS’, BUT WILL NEVER BE TRULY DEVOTED. OUR ACTIONS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE FOR AN ADMISSION INTO HEAVEN. OUR DEVOTED FAITH AND BELIEF IN JESUS IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL GET US INTO HEAVEN. ARE YOU A CONTRIBUTOR OR ARE YOU DEVOTED…DEVOTED ENOUGH TO GIVE YOUR LIFE TO GOD?

“BUT NOTHING THAT A PERSON OWNS AND DEVOTES TO THE LORD–WHETHER A HUMAN BEING OR AN ANIMAL OR FAMILY LAND–MAY BE SOLD OR REDEEMED; EVERYTHING SO DEVOTED IS MOST HOLY TO THE LORD.” LEVITICUS 27:28 NIV