bible based christian daily devotional

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

Are you trapped?

Thursday, February 27, 2014 (11:17 am)

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Charles Swindoll wrote about these men who bring in animals from Africa for American zoos. They say that one of the hardest animals to catch there is the ringtailed monkey. For the Zulus of that continent, however, it's simple. They've been catching this agile little animal with ease for years.

The method the Zulus use is based on knowledge of the animal. Their trap is nothing more than a melon growing on a vine. The seeds of this melon are a favorite of the monkey. Knowing this, the Zulus simply cut a hole in the melon, just large enough for the monkey to insert his hand to reach the seeds inside. The monkey will stick his hand in, grab as many seeds as he can, then start to withdraw it. This he cannot do. His fist is now larger than the hole. The monkey will pull and tug, screech and fight the melon for hours. But he can't get free of the trap unless he gives up the seeds, which he refuses to do. Meanwhile, the Zulus sneak up and nab him.

There's a pretty clear moral to this story, wouldn't you say? If we really want to be free, we must let go of the things we love. The more we hold on to our earthly posessions, the more frustrated we will get and eventually, we will be entrapped.

Let's let go of the worldly things we've been holding on to. God has much greater things for us to be doing than sitting here with our fists in a melon!

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions.

Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
* Email address:
* First Name:
* Last Name:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
* Email address:
* First Name:
* Last Name:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 4/25/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/24/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/23/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/22/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/21/2014

Recommended Links

Learn how you can surf the Web Securely & Anonymously!

Read how we surf the web securely!



World News
• U.S. lifts ban on attack helicopters for Egypt; Apaches sent to counter al Qaeda - Washington Times
• Putin calls Internet 'CIA project' that must be controlled - Washington Times
• Iran Wins Top Spots on U.N. Human Rights Committees - Washington Free Beacon
• Tony Blair: 'West should focus on radical Islam' - BBC
• White House condemns attack on Christian hospital in Kabul - Washington Examiner
• Why Persecution of Egypt's Christians Is Not Over - CBN News
Israel News
• John Kerry tries to regroup after Israel suspends peace talks - Washington Examiner
• Israel can't accept the emerging US-Iran accord - Jerusalem Post
U.S. News
• 53% Think Neither Political Party Represents the American People - Rasmussen Reports
• Nevada rancher's racial remarks cost him range of support - Washington Times
• Muslims offended that 9/11 museum movie speaks of jihad - Washington Times
• Nevada rancher and former Shoshone chief's range war with BLM predates Bundy standoff - Fox News
Christian News
• Mental Torture is Common in Iranian Prisons
• Chinese Christians Block Church Destruction
• Islamists in Nigeria abduct Girls in Christian Town
• Christian girls kidnapped, forced to marry Muslims in Pakistan
• Homes of Christians Fleeing Iraq Seized by Gangs
• Abedini: God has chosen us for this ordeal
• Malaysia: Christians Want Confiscated Bibles Returned
• Pastors in Bhutan jailed without charges
• Sectarian violence continues in CAR
• Florida AFB Removes Controversial 'Missing Man Table'
Great Reading Material
Add our Daily Christian Devotion
You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

<a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » Are you trapped?