By John Stallings
If you like to read cartoons you’ll probably be familiar with the character “Pigpen” from the Peanuts series.
Pigpen always had a cloud of dust spinning around him. It seemed as if he didn’t do anything to cause it. It didn’t require any effort on his part to create the cloud. He didn’t even seem to be aware of the dust. The cartoon and the character Pigpen wouldn’t have been the same without that dust cloud.
Have you ever met a dusty Christian? I have. As a matter of fact I’ve been a little dusty myself from time to time. Of course, we’re not talking about actual dust here, but the residue that can stick to us as we move through the experiences of life.
In Matthew 10:14, Jesus gave some superb advice to His followers when they were faced with those who didn’t embrace their message. He told them as they went to spread the good news, not to waste time or get involved in a debate, but to just “shake the dust off your feet” and move on to the next house or village. Continue reading “Five Types of Dust God Wants You to Shake Off” »