Colossians 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit. . . .”
Enoch’s new found “friends” began to question him about his life. He explained his eagle past, his parentage and desire for fish. The turkeys were very troubled. They had never met a turkey so deeply confused. They began to inform him of his turkey identity, explaining that he was not an eagle, as there was no such thing as an eagle. There is no such thing as soaring high in the sky or eating fish or growing up in a nest high in a tree. Enoch was pretty sure they were wrong but it was difficult for him to prove or explain his story.
The next day, Biff, the turkey gang leader began to train Enoch in the ways of turkeys. He showed Enoch how to walk like a turkey, how to talk turkey talk and eat turkey food. All of these turkey behaviors were critical for Enoch to learn if he was going to be a respectable turkey. It was clear to Biff that Enoch had been neglected as a child and had to learn how to live properly. Enoch needed to be turkeyerized.
Enoch wanted to fit into the gang so he tried his hardest but. His feet were not designed for walking but the turkeys said that he must walk in order to find food. His bill was not designed for cracking acorns but the turkeys told him he must eat the acorns. Over time, Enoch became more and more convinced that he must, indeed, be a turkey. Of course, he always knew he would never be a good turkey but he would try his best.
Who are you as a believer in Christ? Christ is in you and you are in Christ. You are created by God and you have been bought with a price. This is not a ferry tale. This is reality. And yet, there are so many turkeys in this world, dead set on turkeyerizing you. Their false philosophy and deceit bombard us all with messages determined to destroy our true identity. Christ in you, the hope of glory!