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The Whole Thing

  

“As for God, his way is perfect” (Psalm 18:30). 

I once taught college English out of a book titled The Whole Thing.  It was supposed to teach the student everything he needed to know about writing.  It was good in theory, but it didn’t work very well.  The author made a few mistakes.  He left important lessons out.  Twenty years later, English has changed, and so have accepted practices in writing.  The rules are different.


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Light Is Pleasant

“The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun” (Ecclesiastes 11:7).

I’ve always liked the daytime better than the nighttime.  Light provides some security, comfort and stability.  Darkness creates doubt and insecurity.  Walking in the light is easy; walking at night is difficulty.  In this passage Solomon notes that light is “pleasant.”  What he is talking about is the joy of life.  The dead do not see the light of day.  They cannot use their “eyes to see the sun.”  Therefore all should have the ‘glad to be alive’ attitude.  This attitude teaches us that we should live life as follows:


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To Do It His Way!

“Who is on the Lord’s side?” (Exodus 32:26).

Being for the Lord means accepting eternal life as a gift of God’s grace and not as an achievement of our works. Jesus’ death on the cross was a deed done for us, which we could never have done for ourselves to bring about our salvation.


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