Object Lessons

It's Well to Tell

Objects: A lump of sugar, an ant, a fly, and two small bottles. (Put the ant in one bottle and the fly in another.)

Can you see what I have in these bottles?

"A fly is in one, and an ant in the other."

Between them there is a lump of sugar. If I should let them out of the bottles, they both would like to eat the sugar. But the fly would act differently after eating than the ant would. When the fly gets all he wants to eat, he goes away and rests until he is hungry again. When the ant finds something good, he tastes it and then hurries off to tell others. Soon a trail of ants is coming.

You will be surprised to hear me say that this ant and fly remind me of people who call themselves Christians. Some hear of Christ, profess to accept Him as Saviour, but never tell others about Him. They are like this fly.

Others are saved, go away to tell their friends and bring them to Christ. They are like the ant. This kind of Christian will have great joy in heaven, for Jesus said, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven" (Matt. 10:32).

It makes me feel sad when I remember what Jesus said about those who deny Him. "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven" (Matt. 10:33).

Let's be like the ant, and tell others of Christ and know that He will confess us before His Father in heaven.

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