Sermon Illustrations

Bob Benson once said that he gave a talk at his son’s high school commencement. He wanted to do good because it was for his son, so he went out and bought a new 3-piece suit. He spoke, and did a good job. Afterwards a student came up and said, "Mr. Benson, did you know that your vest is buttoned wrong?" He looked down and said, "sure enough, I had buttoned the second button in the first button hole. All the time I was speaking, feeling so self assured, this cock-eyed vest was staring at these kids." And then he said, "You know what, it’s not hard to button your vest wrong. Just get the first button wrong and the rest is messed up. But it’s not hard to button it right either, you get the first button in the right position and everything else falls into place." I suspect that we have made our lives a whole lot more complicated than the God intended. You see, in the end, it’s not so much a matter of our schedules or the demands of our jobs, it is a matter of our hearts. When your heart is in the right position than everything else falls into place. That’s why Jesus said, "Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be."