Most of you are probably thinking to yourself right now. What exactly does this title have to do with Christianity? Well, it has alot to do with Christianity. You will see in this article just what this exactly means, and what it has to do with Christianity. Today we are bombarded by different doctrines. Who are we to believe? Who is telling the so called Gospel Truth? You turn on the television, and you see a new Preacher, but you don’t quite agree with everything he, or she is saying. What do you do?
Chew On The Hay and Spit Out The Sticks. You are confused right? Don’t be, now this is what we are talking about today. A cow will chew the hay, but it spits out the sticks. The cow will draw its nutrition from the hay, but rejects the non-nutrutiional sticks. The same principle can be applied to Preachers when they preach the Word of God. This was once said by a very wise, and educated Pastor. “Chew On The Hay, and Spit Out The Sticks”. When you hear a sermon, by any Pastor, you don’t have to digest all of it. Every Preacher, or Pastor has something good to say, but it is up to us to determine how much of what they say we should believe , and take to heart.
Every Pastor we watch on television, or hear at church, always has something good to say. We learn about God and his son Jesus Christ, and how we should live as Christians. How many times have you been to church , but didn’t quite agree with everything the Preacher , said? There is a simple solution, just “Chew On The Hay, and Spit Out The Sticks”! If we apply this principle, than each one of us will absorb, only what we believe to be the true Gospel. We are not here to critisize eachother telling eachother were wrong. Nobody wants to correct the Pastor, we just don’t have the nerve to go up to them, and say” Pastor I think your wrong! “
Read The Bible for yourselves! The only way that we can truly understand the Word of God, is to truly read, and study it for ourselves. We should never think that listening to a sermon, is all we need to do. If you hear a sermon, and don’t quite agree with everything you just heard. It’s quite simple! Get your bible out and read it , ponder it, meditate on it and disect it. Get your hands on a good bible dictionary, and concordance. Study for yourselves what words you don’t quite understand, in the original Greek. Sometimes the meanings are quite different from our English language. Some words in Greek, have an even deeper meaning , than our English language. For instance let’s take the word “Love” in the Bible. The word Love we think its meaning is simple right? Love means to us to have a certain feeling or emotion for someone or something right? Wrong! Think again , now lets break it down in the Greek, Hebrew. The word Love in Hebrew is “Aheb” a verb, basically this word ‘Aheb” is equivalent to our word love dealing with human emotion. In the Bible the word love has many meanings. Agape’ is love in the Greek. Agape . In the New Testament, we recall when Jesus was talking to Peter, and asked him three times. Peter “Do you love me?” Jesus was saying to Peter. Peter Do you agape’ me? Peter replied “Yes Lord , you know that I love you” The Love that Jesus was using is Agape’ Love. The Love that Peter is using is phileo love. “Agape’ is an unconditional love that Jesus, has for us. “Phileo” is a conditional love a brotherly love. The third word for love is “Eros”, where we get our word erotic. “Eros” is referring to a sexual love. You see when you read a passage in the Bible, you just can’t automatically assume you know what they were saying. We have to take the time to really study the word, and the verse. Look it up in the Greek, and in the Hebrew, and really break it down. Now doesn’t this make our English language seem less complicated.
Chew On The Hay, and Spit Out the Sticks! Remember the only way to know what our Lord is really saying to us is to study the word of God for ourself. Don’t take what you hear each Preacher say as Gospel, which means “Good News”. Really , listen to what they are saying, and if you don’t agree, than just “Chew On The Hay, and spit out the sticks,” and get into the Word of God for yourself. Hope this article was helpful God Bless!