Nº 185 weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - February 15, 2022
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain. Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. - Henry Drummond
I lost a key. Somehow it worked itself loose from my keyring and disappeared. We found a master key and took it to the local hardware store to get a replacement made.
The worker attached my master key to the left side of a machine and fastened a blank key to the right side of the contraption. Using a tool, she traced the pattern of the existing key; her movements were mirrored by a grinder to her right. As she followed the original design, the blank key to her right was transformed into an exact replica of the original.
A useful duplicate requires a perfect master key. Fortunately, we have a flawless example to replicate. There is a Master Key, and His name is Jesus!
Matthew recorded a very personal account: “...he (Jesus) saw a man called Matthew sitting at a tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.’” (Matthew 9:9) As Matthew followed Jesus’ example, his imperfections gradually wore away.
In personal holiness, in loving, caring, gracious relationships, and in sacrificial outreach to those around Him, Jesus provided the example Matthew needed. And He exemplified the perfect model we all need to become more and more like the Master Key. Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc