A Better Offer
During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the preacher with an unusual offer.
Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I’m to promise to "love, honor and cherish" and "forsaking all others, be faithful to her forever," I’d appreciate it if you'd just leave that part out." He passed the minister a $100 bill and walked away satisfied.
It was the day of the wedding, and the bride and groom moved to that part of the ceremony where the vows are exchanged. When it came time for the groom’s vows, the preacher looked the young man in the eye and said:
"Will you promise to prostrate yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life and vow eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?"
The groom gulped and looked around, and said in a tiny voice, "Yes."
The groom leaned toward the preacher and hissed: "I thought we had a deal."
The preacher put the $100 bill into his hand and whispered back: "She made me a much better offer."
From day to day, we receive many offers from Satan (we call them "temptations"). Sometimes we're offered financial reward, sometimes pleasure or self-gratification. And the offer may seem appealing unless we realize that God has made us a much better offer.
Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life....He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death. (Revelation 2:10b-11)
If temptation makes you an offer today, I recommend you hold out for a better offer from God.
Source: Alan Smith, Thought for the Day.