Out of love for one another…….
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“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 ESV)
Scripture of the Week
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy , to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — which is your spiritual worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will.” ~~ Romans 12:1-2
Something to Smile About
Curtis and Leroy saw an ad in the newspaper and bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day. The next morning the farmer drove up and said, ―Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night.‖ Curtis and Leroy replied, ―Well, then just give us our money back.‖
The farmer said, ―Can’t do that. I went and spent it already .‖They said, ―Okay then, just bring us the dead mule.‖ The farmer asked, ―What in the world ya’ll gonna do with a dead mule?‖ Curtis said, ―We gonna raffle him off ‖The farmer said, ―You can’t raffle off a dead mule!‖ Leroy said, ―We shore can! Heck, we don’t hafta tell nobody he’s dead!‖
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis and Leroy at the grocery store and asked, ―What’d you fellers ever do with that dead mule?‖ They said, ―We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do.‖
Leroy said, ―Shucks, we sold 1000 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $1998.00.‖ The farmer said, ―My goodness, didn’t anyone complain?‖ Curtis said, ―Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back.‖ Curtis and Leroy now work for the government.
Think About It
The Bible is not a museum piece to be admired at a distance and dusted now and again. It is a treasure to be polished. It is a tool to be used. It is a light to be shined. It is a mirror to be viewed. It is a sword to be sharpened. It is a food to be digested. The poet worded it this way: “These has God married, and no man shall part, dust on the Bible, and drought in the heart.”
It is best to have a specific time each day. Many find it easier to study in the morning (Psalm 88:13; Mark 1:35). God’s mercies “are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:23). Some like to study on their lunch hour (Psalm 55:17; Acts 10:9). Others are night owls who focus best at night while it is quiet (Psalm 119: 148). Experiment with different times to see what works best for you. The most important thing is not to own a ―museum Bible.
– Dwight Fuqua Findlay church of Christ Sparta, TN
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