Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
We’ve been talking about our helplessness and God provision for us. Scripture makes clear that we cannot please God in our original fallen state. As Job so aptly put it, Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
I am reminded of a children’s poem written years ago by Wendel Loveless that goes like this;
Marcie had a little pig and he was white as snow,
That is, when he’d had a bath, as you of course might know.
But Marcy had a terrible time to keep the piggy clean,
For he was just the dirtiest pig that one has ever seen.
She’d wash him and she’d scrub him till he would squirm and squeal,
As if he wanted her to know it was an unfair deal.
And then in the green backyard he’d play from morning until night,
Unless he’d happen to slip away and loose himself from sight.
And when she would find him he’d be dirtier than e’er before,
So Marcie’d get the soap again and scrub the pig some more.
Poor Marcie thought and wondered much what she could ever do,
And then she figured out a plan and this she carried through.
She took the piggy to a doctor who put the pig asleep,
And then he took his heart right out, but not of course to keep.
And they he took a little lamb, and took his heart our too.
And put it in the little pig, before the piggy knew.
When little piggy did awake, he had no more desire
To wallow in the mud again, nor ever in the mire.
But try as hard as e’er he could, he never understood,
How such a pig as once he was, could ever be so good.
And so you see dear children, we need a new heart too.
Just like the little piggy did, the old will never do.
If you’d receive a brand new heart, well here is how you may,
Accept God’s Son as Savior now, and let Him in today.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.