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Man's wisdom? Foolishness? Why?

Man's wisdom, foolishness? Why? Here is a humor on man as the victim! A very close friend forwarded an email with the following gem of man's wisdom. With today's digital habit, you might have come across the same email more than ones as such emails are shared multiple times for their perceived value in humor. Please read to the end for our response. 9 Words Women Use: "FINE!": The word women…

The words of Jesus and the knowledge of man! A point to ponder

This week's devotional reading addresses the reason for Martha's struggle to accept Jesus' promise. Even though Martha believed in Jesus, she was unable to discern the truth in Jesus' words. Her trust in Jesus and her faith in His words were undermined by her knowledge, experience, and expectations. Martha was correct in that once someone is dead and buried, the body decomposes. Miracles aside, our…

Is this true of you? A point to ponder!

Here is one of David's most recognized prayers. As you read through each stanza, ponder for yourself if you can offer those same prayers for yourself and feel the force of the prayer and the faith to offer such prayer from your soul. Pause after each line and ask yourself, "Is this true for me?" Be honest with yourself before the Lord. If some of your answers are positive, then praise the Lord and…

Christian? Bitter?

Many teachers, counselors, preachers, psychologists, and other professionals talk and write extensively about bitterness. There seems to be no shortage of agreement about its debilitating effects in the life of anyone who chooses to harbor bitterness. Whoever chooses to nurse bitterness continues to feed upon its poison, supplying a "woe-is-me" attitude to the ego which is the only guest at its own…

Words in the mouth of babes!

A little child was asked in school to describe the shape of the world. The child promptly responded: "It is in bad shape!" We might argue the pros and cons of some aspects of that statement, but it would be almost impossible to deny the truth in those words. Oh, the things we can accomplish with just the right words used at the right time in the right situation. May the Lord be our wisdom in our…

Kept and Preserved? A point to ponder!

As we traverse the path of life, we, at times, come face-to-face with certain unusual circumstances which we feel are overwhelming, scary, or right out crushing! We feel we are about to drown in a deluge of enormous waves of dire conditions. We stare at fear and feel paralyzed. Such situations make us forget who we are and preoccupy our minds with what we are looking at. While such responses seem…

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil

Billy Graham once said: "Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil. It has no point." A point to ponder! This great servant of God made such an enduring statement at a luncheon held in his honor in North Carolina. He addressed the crowd gathered in his honor and shared a story which lead to the remarkable statement he made. "I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who this…

Unhappy, why? Mad, for what?

"The "root of discontentment is comparison with others", says Dr. Timothy Daley.When we make a self-assessment on the basis of what we think of others, we make two consequential errors in judgment: First, we are dissatisfied with who we are. Second, we are convinced that others are better than we are.It is true that, some are more gifted than others in certain skills. Some have more training than…

Mind? A gift? A point to ponder!

Someone said:"A sound mind is the best asset we have! we better not squander it!"We say, we better put it to the most excellent use because it is God's gift to us, His children.A point to ponder, indeed!

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