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“It’s of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22, 23).

“Lord, lead me to make this a welcome day!”  The happiest people are busy, always with something to do or look forward to each new day of life.  Close brothers and sisters in our area live where each day’s weather is pretty much the same, normally 65 – 75 degrees, lots of sunshine, little rain which leave them desperate.



“But solid food (deeper truths, rr) is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil” (Heb 5:14 NASU).

We use to play the game called “Scruples.” You took a card and it presented a certain moral dilemma such
as “if you found a envelope full of cash would you keep it?” Others had to guess how the person would
respond. It was a great way to learn about people’s actual scruples, or the lack of them!


“Kicking Against The Goads”

Ponder: Stubbornness in oxen and people

Scripture: “It is hard for you to kick against the goads” (Acts 26:14, NKJV).

Before tractors were invented, farmers used strong animals like oxen to pull plows and other implements. If a
tired (or stubborn!) ox refused to move, the farmer goaded him, jabbing him from behind with a sharp stick.
Such unpleasant stimulation might prompt the animal to kick. However, if he successfully kicked the goad, he
would only increase his own pain as the sharp point protruded further into his flesh. The ox’s best option
was to move along pulling the plow!