Real or Artificial?
Once a man became so skilled in the art of making artificial bees that soon not even he could tell the artificial from the real ones. He challenged all to try to distinguish the difference. Everyone failed until one day a stranger accepted his challenge. Or the day of the test, the stranger easily told the difference between the real and the counterfeit bees. He placed a bit of honey on a saucer. The real bees couldn’t resist it. It had no appeal for the artificial bees. The counterfeit bees ontinued to fly about the room.
So it is with real Christians. As the real bees loves the honey and would not miss the opportunity to get some, so a real Christian will no miss an opportunity to be present for Bible study and worship. It is always easy to detect the real Christian from the counterfeit ones because they gather where the gospel is loved, studied and preached.
To all who claim to be real Christians, "Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?" - 2 Cor. 13:5.
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