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Sand Mountain Sermonettes 4

Proverbs 30:5; Deuteronomy 4:2

Sand Mountain Sermonettes 4

Robert Frost and Chevy

In the late 70’s I attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama where I was working my bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. One of my favorite classes was taken one summer under the tutelage of the classic English teacher as far as I was concerned. Those featuring hair worn in a bun and wearing horned rimmed glasses. The class was on the works of American poet, Robert Frost.

My teacher loved Robert Frost and his poetry. So, I wasn’t surprised when she assigned each of us a paper to do on one or more of his poems. Well, that year Chevrolet offered a summer advertising campaign slogan which read, “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet.” With that in mind, and with the intention of honoring so famous an American poet, I had what I thought was the bright idea of ending my paper with, “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Robert Frost!” When I received my paper back after grading, there was a large red “X” marked over that comment.

“The Bible says you cannot add to or take away from what the Master has said. If you do, you will find yourself under the “Red X” of doubt, confusion, and a host of other things which keep you from the beautiful, grace-filled saving knowledge of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” Proverbs 30:5
“You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, or take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2
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