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The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of greater than 30 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3-foot wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will fall.

Faith is the ability to trust what we cannot see, and with faith we are freed from the flimsy enclosures of life that fear allows to entrap us.

John 13:35 "By this all will know if you have love..." Gossip and negative talk can become very destructive. It might be likened to a person who talked about a person, but then he felt regret, so he went to the person to apologize. He said, "How can you ever forgive me?" He was told to go and collect a bag full of feathers, which he did, and took it to the brother. "Now what do you want me to do?" He was told that on a windy day he should shake the feathers in the wind, which again he did. And again he went back and asked what he could do! The brother said, "Now go and collect them and put them all back in the bag." What has been said can be forgiven but can they ever be forgotten? Can things ever come back to before the gossip was spread?

How many of the sixteen Bible books hidden in the paragraph below can YOU find?

I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu; kept people looking so hard for facts ... and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of our readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a pioneer to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen names of books of the Bible in this paragraph.

(answers below - but give yourself a fair go before you peek!)

Acts Amos Esther Hebrews James Job Judges Kings Lamentations Luke Mark Numbers Peter Revelation Ruth Titus

I once made a re MARK about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lu LU KE pt people loo KING S o hard for f ACTS ... and for others it was a REVELATION. Some were in a JAM, ES pecially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the t RUTH finally struck home to NUMBERS of our readers. To others it was a real JOB. We want it to be A MOS t fascinating few moments for you. Y ES THER e will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require JUDGES to help them. I will quickly admi T IT US ually takes a pioneer to find one of them, and there will be loud LAMENTATIONS when it is found. A little lady says s HE BREWS a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can com PETE R elax now, for there really are sixteen names of books of the Bible in this paragraph.

 

There are two places to go fishing in a certain town, either a secluded pond or the river. To get to the secluded pond requires carrying your heavy tackle box on a strenuous hike through thick forests. Upon arriving at the pond, you might have to wait a while to even get a bite. The river, however, has more convenient parking right next to the water. Every time you cast your line into the water its bound to have a fish on it. So which is the better fishing site?

You might be surprised that it's the pond. Why? Because a local waste treatment plant dumps sewage into the water just above the river's fishing site. Sure, there are a lot of fish, but that's only because they feed off the algae that feed off the sewage. In fact, signs have been posted to warn residents that fish caught in the river cannot be eaten because they are too polluted. The secluded pond has been protected from such pollution and offers much larger, healthier fish due to its seclusion.

The river is like this system of things. Satan's sewage, demonic reasonings that appeal to the flesh, has polluted the minds of unbelievers for years. (2 Cor. 4:4) Although it may be more convenient to look to the world to provide a soul mate, certainly the health risks it poses to our spirituality would cause us to think twice. Jehovah has even "posted a sign" warning us of the danger through His word, the Bible. (2 Cor. 6:14) What if we already have a non-Christian "on the line"? Then it's time to practice catch and release.

Let's make it our goal to wait for someone in Jehovah's organization. We must be patient if we hope to catch that trophy fish, a spiritual brother or sister. In the meantime, we can improve the bait we are using by working to improve our Christian qualities. Continue to pray to Jehovah, not only for a spouse, but also for the patience and self-control to continue to endure. (1 John 5:15) Surely the prize will be worth the wait!

Forbidden fruits create many jams

It's better to get bumped by Jehovah's sheep than to be eaten by Satan's wolves!  

A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; ...those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It (the release) comes at last--the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them--and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence,...a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.