Great Little Illustration

Here’s a neat little story called “Peaceful Co-Existience” that I got from The Voice of Truth International. The author wasn’t given, but whoever it was, their point can’t be missed.

The story is told of a Russian named Ivanovich who visited the Moscow Zoo for the first time. To his amazement he found a little lamb sharing the cage that held a big fierce bear.

Ivanovich expressed surprise to his communist guide. The guide smiled and said, “That is peaceful co-existience.” When Ivanovich doubtfully shook his head, the guide explained, “Of course, we have to put in a fresh lamb every morning.”

Peaceful co-existience between right and wrong, freedom and slavery, God and the devil, is not possible either.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” (Ephesians 5:8-13)

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