This might be one of the more awkward posts on the photo faith challenge. I saw this a few weeks ago, and thought it was pretty neat. This is a dual flush toilet. It s designed to conserve water based on what kind of business in the bathroom. If you flush it up it uses less water, and if you flush it down it uses more water. It is a novel idea because it helps use less water when needed. Sadly I see two problems with this. When I saw this for the first time, I wanted to compare the difference between the low and high flush. In the end I ended up flushing twice. I used more water than I would have with a regular toilet because I ended up flushing twice. The other problem is when most people flush they always flush down (I know I do at home). This uses more water than flushing up, so there is no water really saved here. This toilet reminds me of temptation. We know what God’s Word says about sin, but when we put ourselves in compromising situations we end up sinning anyways. We need to be careful to avoid situations where we are tempted to sin in order to keep a right relationship with God.
“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come,but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! 8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.” Matthew 18:7-9
I am not saying go cut your hand off if it causes you to sin, but be aware of where you are. God calls us to avoid compromising situations in order to keep our faith secure. We need let the Holy Spirit guide us away from people, things, and situations that can draw us away from God.