Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Straight Lines Or Stray Lines?

The class was asked to draw a picture of the home where they lived. Bobbie quickly began his work and was finished before everyone else.

Noticing that he had completed his assignment, his teacher came to review his picture.

“Bobbie,” she said as she pointed to his paper, “the roof line isn’t straight.”

“No, it isn’t,” he admitted, “but that doesn’t matter. I can fix that later.”

Respectfully she picked up his drawing and said carefully, “A straight line never needs to be fixed!”

How easy it is to live life in a hurry, leaving many crooked lines behind us. We convince ourselves that we’ll correct them later on. Often we leave things undone or incomplete, thinking there is always another day, another time, another place, another opportunity to do things right.

But the Christian must always attempt to do the right things right - the first time. That’s why God has given us His Word. In it, we find the directions on how He expects us to live and the promise that He is with us personally. And that promise assures us that He will give us the strength and power to live according to His rules and not need to make unnecessary corrections.

Prayer: Help me, O Lord, to follow all of Your rules and principles with all my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Psalm 119:30-38

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