Thursday, February 22, 2018
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
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Last week we saw that Jesus said "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27). He did not say 'you will not have trouble.' We can have peace in the midst of our troubles, because Jesus has given His peace to us!
God Bless You!
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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. We now know that Absalom was praised more than any other for his good looks. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him, and that he cut his hair once a year. Why did he cut it?
--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:
All the water in the world cannot sink a ship--unless the water starts getting inside.... All the troubles in the world can't sink a human being--unless those troubles invade his inner life [soul].
Thinking to restrain his wife's extravagance, the husband presented her with an account book and gave her five hundred dollars.
"Write down what I give you on one page, and on the next page write down what you've done with it."
When next her husband looked at the book he saw on one page was written: "Received $500.00." On the opposite page was noted: "Spent it all."
--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. Why did Absolom cut his hair?
A. Because it was heavy on him.
Now in all Israel there was no one who was praised as much as Absalom for his good looks. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. And when he cut the hair of his head -- at the end of every year he cut it because it was heavy on him.
2 Samuel 14:25-26