man put this sign in front of his auto repair shop: “Beware of
bargains in life rafts, brain surgery, parachutes, and auto
repairs.” There are truly some points in life at which bargains are
no good. When cultists came calling on a man in one village, he
said, “Come in. You’re offering me a better deal than I’m getting up
there at the church!” We must go beyond that which looks good to
find real value, to find the truth, to find God’s truth!
J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.