I think the best thing I heard this weekend had to do with Vegetable soup.
As we grow up, we are handed a bowl of vegetable soup. That bowl is everything we‚Äôve learned from our family, our culture, our life experiences. It‚Äôs everything we believe and think and know about life. Most people just chow down and eat their soup, memorize the recipe, and teach that same thing to their kids, if they can find the same ingredients.
God calls us out of that bowl of soup. We‚Äôre supposed to open up His Word (that is, Jesus) and seek and find out what really isn‚Äôt supposed to be in there. If your family recipe has beef in the soup, but God‚Äôs recipe doesn‚Äôt, take it out and sit it on a plate. You family comments to one another about women‚Äôs bodies, but God says to tread women with the purity of a sister? Take that out of your soup! Keep going and you may find that all you are left with is broth.
The amazing thing is, plain broth with God is better than the most stuffed with stuff soup of the world any day of the week. And as you eat that broth of God‚Äôs holiness, He‚Äôll toss some stuff back in there from His recipe that is a lot better for you than that big pig shank of worldliness that the world may have dropped in your soup.