We think that airport security scanners are new but the idea is very old.
Centuries ago, one of the palaces of Chang-an, the ancient capital of what is now known as Thailand, had a similar device. Its gates were made of lodestone—a natural magnet.
If a would-be assassin came in through the gate with a concealed dagger, the lodestone would pull at the hidden weapon like an invisible hand. Startled, the individual would involuntarily reach for the weapon. Trained guards, watching every movement, would then grab him. What’s old is new again!
A healthy conscience acts in much the same way. A healthy conscience tugs at the concealed sins in our lives as though it were God’s hidden hand. You and I should be so thankful to God for our own hidden security system. It is our healthy conscience that keeps us safe and on the right track in life.
Thanks to Michael P. Green for this story.
JESUS IS DEMANDING BECAUSE JESUS WISHES OUR GENUINE HAPPINESS!