It’s what I said, but it’s not what I meant. Don’t you hate it when someone deliberately misrepresents your words? I googled my name the other day. I know, I know, I’m so vain. Actually I do it occasionally to see who is quoting me in their sermon,. I know, I know, I’m so vain.   The other day was different, though. My name showed up on a website promoting a book called O’Habits: 40 Success Habits of Oprah Winfrey and the One Bad Habit She Needs to Drop! On the page,” What people say about Oprah”, along with Roseanne Barr and David Letterman, was this:  Ordained Wesleyan Church minister Denn Guptill surmising what Jesus would say to Oprah: I think that Jesus would say, “Well done Oprah.”
And I did write those words in a message entitled, “What Would Jesus Say to Oprah?” but they were just nine words from a 2912-word message, and they were nine words taken out of context.
However, taking nine words of Denn out of context doesn’t matter much, but we need to be careful about taking portions of the word of God out of context because that can make an eternal difference.   Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible you will have to attempt the impossible.