A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

Once upon a time, there were some savages, to whom was given a sundial.

So desirous were they to honor it and keep it safe that the housed it in, and built a roof over it.

How do you treat the Bible?

It is not too sacred for daily use. Learn to use it. Let God in on your life!

A fireplace may feel very comfortable when lit, but if we don't supply it with more wood, the fire will go out. Likewise, personal study, if not done on a regular basis, may cause our spiritual 'fire' to go out. We start to forget.

It can be compared to Anorexia: Anorexia is caused by not eating on a regular bases. We may feel that we are fat, and start skipping meals. Anorexia does not happen overnight but gradually and when it happens it may be too late. We may want to eat, but the body does no longer accept food and will not keep it down. Again, it is the same with regular study habits: if not done on a regular basis, we will eventually thrust off any form of spiritual food.

Here's a cute little illustration about the importance of attending the meetings and reading the Bible:

1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.

2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home. 

3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.

4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation.

5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals. Above all else, avoid hospitals.

You will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at The Kingdom Hall. Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less. 

For Safety's Sake - Attend the meetings and read your Bible. It could save your life.

A brother was conducting a Bible study with a student who failed to put into practice what he was learning. One day, after the study, our brother mentioned to the student that he had bought a book on health and fitness with the promise: "Become as fit as a marine in sixteen weeks." "You know," he lamented, "I've had the book more than 16 weeks, I've read it more than three times already, and I'm STILL not as fit as a marine. In fact I'm just as unfit as I ever was." "Have you been doing the exercises from the book?" the Bible student asked. "No," the brother admitted. "Then how do you expect to get anywhere with the book if you just read it, but don't do what it says ..." The brother could tell by the way the tone of the student's voice changed during the middle of his question that he had got the point!

Have you ever enjoyed a really good book? Perhaps it "grabbed hold of you" so that you were unable to put it down until you finished it. The book had a great plot, and kept you on the edge of your seat as the hero narrowly escaped many dangers.

Now suppose that, about a year after you finish reading this great book, you see an ad that shows that book has been made into a movie with a rating acceptable to Christians. So you go to see this movie, and as you watch it, you find that, unlike most book-to-movie translations, this movie is faithful to the book down to the finest detail!

In fact, the scary parts are just as scary as they were in the book. But while other movie-goers who have not read the book are grasping the armrests on their chairs, you aren't as afraid, because you've read the book, and you know exactly how the hero makes it out of this situation. In fact, as the movie progresses, others start to look at their watches to find out how much time is left in the movie... but you don't have to, because you've read the book, and you know where in relation to the ending you currently are, and thus how much time is left.

Well, the end of this system of things is just like a movie... and some of the parts are very scary. But while we may be "on the edge of our chairs" at times by what we see on the screen, we are not scared as the rest are; because we have read the book, and this movie is faithful to the book down to the finest detail.

We know where we are in the end of this system of things by what we see around us because we've read the book. We know what is going to happen next, because we've read the book. We are not in fear as the rest are, because we've read the book

 

How many of you have flown on an airplane? You know when the flight attendant comes out and goes thought the little spiel about, "Here's how to handle an emergency," and they always mention that the mask drops down and that, if you have a small child with you, they say to first put the mask on yourself and then on the child; for obvious reasons. If we were to pass out in the process of trying to help the child, both would lose. So first, we put ourselves in a position to be strong enough to help the individual, and then we help the child. In the same way, we can't love others if we don't respect ourselves. We need to love ourselves.

If you have trouble with your car, for example, it wobbles in the front end, you go to several mechanics, and get different stories from each one. One says it is the carburetor, one says it is the tires, another says it is the muffler. You are not the expert - so how can you know? It would not take a lot of research to get at least an idea of who is telling the truth. Similarly it does not take a lot of research in the Bible to at least find out who is telling the truth.

OR:

You do not have to be a pianist to tell when someone plays a false note.

If you had a son who left home for 20 years and never wrote, would you truly know him when he returned?

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