Thursday

Blame it on My Stove

I watched a HGTV house-hunting show about a couple searching for a feng shui home. 

Feng shui is a Taoist belief that homes have "energy maps" that affect fortunes and relationships. This couple believed a stove placed across from the sink caused arguments.

Now, I'm in favor of setting up a house efficiently, but feng shui is more than that. Like most false philosophies, it bases happiness on external things and requires rigorous rules and regulations with no moral basis. 

Unfortunately, we Christians can be just as ridiculous by blame-shifting our sins onto people and circumstances. 

Christianity is the only belief that adequately explains sin, spells out our responsibility, and shows our need for a Savior. 

"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow..."  Isaiah 1:18

Only the God of the Bible makes that promise.

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7 comments:

  1. I love what you had to say. I also have to admit that I giggled. I always think stuff like that is so ridiculous. I love how you addressed the real problem. Thank you.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder... Only our God makes that promise.
    I am inviting you to visit me here http://shesclassic.blogspot.com/2014/01/family.html
    Blessings :-)

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  3. I love how you bring out a point by comparing it to something else. It makes what you are trying to share so much more powerful. We tend to say that we are cranky because of our kids or husband's mood without taking into account that we are in return in a bad mood ourselves.

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  4. I just found you and signed up . Love your site and thank you for your wisdom and sharing the word.

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    1. So glad to have you as a new reader, Sharon.
      Thanks for your kind words.
      Gail : )

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  5. If I can't blame the stove for being crabby to my kids, does that mean I can't blame the kids for burning supper on the stove?

    And yes, you are right on the money with this one. Guilty as charged. Now I need to go apologize.

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