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Swift Judgment

Today’s Bible Verse: “Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil” (Ecc. 8:11).
Parents normally prefer to discipline their children immediately. This teaches the child the principle of consequence. Yet God chooses to allow the sinner to go unpunished. By doing this, Solomon notes that men are more likely to sin again, and sin more often. This being the case, why does God work this way?

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Good Is Not Good Enough

“A certain ruler asked him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?'” (Luke 18:18).

You’ve heard the story. A rich young ruler came to Jesus asking what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. This was admirable, but one fancies that the young man wanted Jesus’ praise and affirmation. He, from his youth, was very careful to avoid the bad sins. He was a good man.


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Everlasting Refreshment

Bible Reading: “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him”
(Psalm 34:8, KJV)
 
Not too long ago, I read some interesting statistics about Coca-Cola. According to the writer, 97%
of the world’s population has heard of Coca-Cola, 72% of the world’s population has seen the
product, and 51% of the people in the world have tried Coca-Cola at least once. On average,
over 10,000 Coke products are consumed each second of any given day. Not too shabby for
a product that’s been around for only 130 years!

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