Labor of Love – 2 Corinthians Ch 12:14-13:14 • 11/27/2016

“You can’t judge a book by its cover.” “Big things come in small packages.” “It’s what’s inside that counts.” – All these are popular reminders that what you see is not always what you get.

If you’ve ever eaten malted milk balls, you know they all are dressed up in that luscious, chocolaty outer coating. But when you bite into one, instead of that crunchy malted center, you find a hollow center. How disappointing. The lesson? Simple: Don’t be a malted milk ball with a hollow center.

Even Jesus reminded His disciples that Satan can “appear as an angel of light” – which is why we are told to “test the spirits” to see if they be of God. Likewise, we who claim Christianity should test ourselves to be certain we are in relationship with the Father and that our lives are testimony to that, “unless indeed you are disqualified.”