On his visit to London several years ago, a wealthy man purchased some gems and jewelry. He also decided to buy a microscope after he had become fascinated with it when a salesman showed him the jewelry under the microscope. After returning home, he presented the microscope to all his guests and asked them to examine what he had bought. The wealthy man became so overwhelmed with the microscope that it was turning into an obsession.
One day, his son asked him to look through the microscope. Upon looking, he was amazed at the scene of moving living creatures.
“I placed a tiny amount of food on it.”
“What are all those creatures that are moving everywhere?”
“It’s invisible in the food we eat.”
The father could not even eat after he was presented with other food. He had seen the same sight under the microscope. He abstained from eating for a day or two until he finally got so hungry that he forcefully broke the microscope to pieces on the floor.
This is an example of an insensible act, as the man became angry over a microscope that revealed scientific facts. Many people do the same thing with God's word and attempt to get rid of it. That is because it reveals their weakness and corrupt nature.
The word of God is the Divine microscope where the soul discovers its sins through the Holy Spirit. In addition, it discovers God's kingdom that Jesus provided inside us. Ironically, it is a microscope that at the same time both exposes and supports.
(1) Green, Michael P. Illustrations for Biblical Preaching. Baker Book House. 29-30.
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