I have eaten real world eggs from foreign markets and homestead farms. They had never seen a refrigerator and they did not have a best-by-date on the tray. With unknown eggs, I usually do a water float test to check for bad eggs. With a float test, the best eggs remain on their side on the bottom, questionable eggs tip at an angle, and bad eggs float to the top.
Even after the float test, I crack the eggs individually in a cup to sniff-test them and to observe the firmness of the yolks. Good eggs have an intact yolk and the questionable eggs on the bad side have a watery yolk. After all this there are some acceptable yet questionable eggs when the yolks are loose but not watery. I never eat questionable eggs sunny-side-up but hard scramble them. (Disclaimer: I am not a food scientist, just an adventuresome eater. This is used as an analogy, not to be a lesson on food safety—eat at your own risk.)
The Bible says to test the spirits. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1 NKJV). In other words, we need to look at some yolks, oh I mean folks, and do some sniff-testing.
We live in the information age with so much information that it is hard to know what to believe. It is hard to distinguish the truth. Much of the stuff available is more deceptive than it is informative. Groups and organizations put out information that pushes their narrative instead of truthful information. Deceptive people usually mix enough truth in with their lies to deceive more people. Don’t believe everything you hear or read.
During the last year and a half there has been much bad information from all sides. It is hard to know what to believe. In my estimation, both sides of the political spectrum have politicized the coronavirus pandemic for their own purposes instead of just telling the truth. We need fact checkers to fact check the fact checkers.
With time, bad eggs eventually float to the top but not before some people get terribly sick. All leaders just need to tell the truth or just say I don’t know—that would be refreshing for a change!
So, with questionable eggs as with questionable information, we need to hard scramble them. Please be careful what you swallow half raw. Let the information take a little heat and cook before you buy into it.
In the last year and a half, most of us have become more skeptical of the media, government leaders, political organizations, and tech companies. There are some good people in all those realms but there are also a lot of rotten eggs. Everyone gets a float-test and a sniff-test. If you are offended at being questioned, then you are insecure and need to get a new occupation.
Advice to our leaders; just tell us the truth—good, bad, or ugly. We need the truth not a half-rotten mess covered in a pretty, hard shell. The people you lead are grown-ups not children. We can make our own decisions when we know the truth.
Jesus said, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32 NKJV). The truth does not miraculously make us free; we must know the truth for it to set us free. And if the truth sets us free, isn’t it logical to say that a falsehood will bring us into bondage? Something to think about.
There is nothing better than a good breakfast with plenty of eggs. Eggs are found in so many recipes, it is a wonderful ingredient. Yet, nothing stinks worse than a rotten egg. On the outside they all look the same; some are delicious, but others are rotten. They need a test.
Beware, God will put them all to the test. Time and history will float the rotten ones to the top and God will judge the bad and execute justice. The truth will settle and lie flat for all to see.
“For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops” (Words of Jesus, Luke 12:2-3 NKJV).
“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13 NKJV).
Test the eggs or else the “yolks” on you!
Yours on the Journey,
Harry L. Whitt