Grace Note for October 12, 2015
We are all aware of how harmful illegal drugs are to our society and to those who abuse them, as well, as those who are preyed upon by drug sellers and abusers in the process of conducting the drug trade.
There is an obvious reason illegal drugs are referred to as dope. Take for instance this true police case from March of 1997. Rosie Hill called the police to her home in Pensacola, Florida. Her complaint was about as strange as they come. She told the 911 operator that someone sold her two fake rocks of crack cocaine.
When the police officers arrived to investigate, Hill showed them the two crack cocaine rocks that she had just purchased for $50. Hill said they tasted like baking soda and she believed that they were fake. One of the officers tested the drugs and discovered that even if it wasn’t good crack, it tested positive for cocaine. The police officers then returned to the police station with the dope—they also brought in the two rocks of crack.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don’t you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don’t belong to yourselves? You have been bought and paid for, so honor God with your body.