A student asked his teacher, “Why is it that most canals are straight, while most rivers are winding?”
The teacher answered, “People exert a lot of effort in digging canals, digging even through solid rock so that no water would get wasted in the curves. On the other hand, river water tends to take the easy route, bypassing obstacles. That is why water runs around hills and elevations without penetrating them.”
Many people are like rivers. They live in a relaxed and immature way, avoiding obstacles and problems without exerting any effort following God. They find it much easier to watch TV, read the paper or call friends than to pray, talk to God and enjoy the word of the Bible.
(1) Green, Michael P. Illustrations for Biblical Preaching. Baker Book House. 30-31.
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