Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thought for Today: Straight and Crooked

Thought For the Day:
“If a person gets his attitude straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.” -- Billy Graham

“The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17

A famous artist had an etching of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in his studio. It was one of his favorite works of art. Each morning when he began his day, he had to straighten it because it would be crooked.

One day he mentioned it to his housekeeper. In frustration she explained, “Each day I have to hang it crooked to make the tower hang straight.” Many individuals do that with God: they twist and turn its message to get it to say what they want it to say. But the Bible is clear when it claims to contain spiritual truth – truth that is absolute, consistent, irrefutable and unchanging.

We cannot adjust the Bible to ourselves. We must accept the Bible as it is. The words of Paul sum it up: “it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.”

By: Chaplain (LTC-P) Sherman Baker
Command Chaplain, PRMC

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