September 12, 2010
Text: Luke 15:1-10
I heard about a man driving southbound on the interstate. His cell phone rang and he picked it up to the frantic voice of his wife saying, “Barney! I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on 294. Be careful!"
Barney says, "Hey, it’s not just one car. It’s hundreds of them!"
You see, Barney was the one heading in the wrong direction and he didn’t even know it. I wonder if the same thing could ever be said about us.
One sign that you’re headed in the wrong direction spiritually is that you’re doing stuff that you know is wrong and you don’t care. I know the Bible says that sex outside of marriage is wrong, but I don’t care. Or I know that the Bible says that we are supposed to love our enemies, but my roommate is driving me bonkers!
A second sign that you’re headed in the wrong direction is that you can see the faults of other people, but you can’t see your own. It reminds me of the man who went to the doctor. He said, “I’m worried about my wife. Her hearing is getting worse all the time.”