Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow

by Dec 17, 2020Devotional1 comment

Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

      Benjamin Franklin said, “Common sense is something everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack.”
      Our old common sense rules still apply no matter how long they have been around. Don’t eat the yellow snow, is still a good rule to live by, even in this capricious day and age. Especially if you live in any part of the world that gets a season of snow. Many laws are full of common sense and yet, not followed. Thou shall not steal, and not committing adultery, is still as important today as it was when written by God’s finger upon stone tablets many years ago. Yet, adultery and theft are continually glamorized in our society as being the normal way to go.
      With today’s flexible morality within people’s consciousness, there is a tendency to rewrite the meaning of laws to suit the trends and times that we live in. God’s laws are meant to preserve our life and not hinder our direction in life. Prov. 13:14 A wise person’s instruction is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death. Plus, obeying God’s laws brings us an abundance of blessings and the ability to reason righteously. Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
      The jails are full of people who disregarded the laws of life. Our divorce courts are full of heartbroken souls who chose to ignore their marriage vows. We will always have those who insist on eating the yellow snow, but it does not have to be you or me who are doing it. Wisdom allows us to learn from other people’s errors in life. Prov. 24:30 I went past the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of a man lacking judgment. 31 Thorns had grown up everywhere, thistles had covered the ground, and the stone wall was broken down.      
      We read the story of Daniel and the three Hebrew boys who chose not to eat the foods King Nebuchadnezzar had instructed the captives to eat. Daniel had asked to be exempt from eating food sacrificed to idols. Dan. 1:8 Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief eunuch not to defile himself. Dan. 1:12 Please test your servants for ten days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. 

      Daniel knew the slippery-slope of losing one’s holy identity in the world’s overindulgences. He could see the character of those around him being changed as they were given new names and lifestyles to become assimilated into the Chaldean culture. Prov. 7:2 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.  The Hebrew young men were being asked to eat the yellow snow so to speak, but they kept their hearts in the laws of the Lord. Psalm 40:8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.
      The world has always been wicked, and there has always been an abundance of sin within it. There is nothing new here. From our history’s past, until now, we have always needed a saviour to deliver us from ourselves. The world stumbles along because its population does not see their need for God. Well, Saints, I do see the need for God in my life. I choose to be separated unto the Lord by submitting to God’s will in heart and mind. 2Cor. 6:17 Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.
      When we walk with the Lord, we will all have to make a conscious decision to be attentive in choosing His gift of righteousness. This is not always easy, but necessary because the ways of the Lord always lead to life everlasting. John 6:47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. Blessings.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks…. love it…. yes….common sense!!
    Not too many people are using it right now!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sir Norm’s Proverbial Comment

Spiritually Empty

Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.              Who are the ones living their spiritual lives on empty? I've noticed that those who break God's laws regularly tend to fall apart when times go bad. They just seem...

Wherever You Go

Proverbs 11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.               Michel de Montaigne said, “If you don’t know where you are sailing, no wind is favourable.”       God has given us the...

The Agony Of The Cross

Proverbs 15:4 Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.              I saw a painting depicting the agony of the cross that Jesus was nailed to. This image so pierced my heart, that it caused an emotional pain of sorrow. Not only was the...

Life Moves On

Proverbs 15:24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.       While crawling along the four-lane two-way street, I leaned back in my seat with one hand on the steering wheel as the traffic crept along. The...

What Happened To?

Proverbs 18:19 An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.            After a few years of lockdowns, and half-capacity attendance within the...

I’m Just An Algorithm

Proverbs 31:17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.            Like many of the millions of people who have logged on to the Chat-Openai site over the last few weeks, I have also asked many...

Hug Them Anyway

Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; He guides it wherever He pleases.                  I asked my wife why she had stopped teaching preschool because I knew...

Better Off Not Born

Proverbs 16:4 The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.            While reading the book of Ecclesiastes, I realized the importance of the new birth in Christ or being born again as...

Burn The Ships

Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.      Many events concerning what is recorded in history are being rewritten as new documents are found, or some of the old chronicles are being properly...

The Peter Moment

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?            Have you ever experienced that Peter moment when Jesus turns and looks you in the eye? When you mess up and sin, and in the...

I’m The Wrong Fisherman

Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.      I was talking with my friend Trent, and he was expressing his concern about being asked to do something ministerial that was not within his...

Fortitudine Vincimus

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.            Fortitudine Vincimus: By endurance we conquer. I would like to add to this statement. By endurance in Christ, we conquer all...