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LA 흑인 폭동/ 2010-09-22
LA 흑인 폭동 미국 LA에서 흑인들이 코라아타운에 불을 지르고 폭동을 일으킨 사건이 있었습니다. 하필이면 그 코리아타운 가운데 있는 교회에 그 날 저녁부터 나는 강사로 초빙을 받았습니다. 집회 직전에 난리가 났습니다. 마침 아내와 같이 갔었습니다. 여기 저기 폭동, 여기 저기 불타는 한인 상점과 집들을 처참하게 보았습니다. 흑인들이 약탈하여 가기 시작하였습니다. 한국 라디오에서는 한국 사람들을 모두가 이 곳으로 구름떼같이 모여 달라고 호소하였습니다. 수 100 집이 불타버렸습니다. 정부에서 보상을 시작하였습니다. 그런데 세금을 낸 실적에 따라서 보상액을 정하기 시작하였습니다. 세금을 많이 낸 상점은 큰 상점으로 인정하고 많이 보상하였습니다. 세금을 적게 낸 상점은 적은 상점으로 알고 적게 보상하였습니다. 어떤 집은 큰 상점이었는 데 세금을 속였습니다. 보상을 못 받았습니다. 그러나 예수믿는 이들은 비교적 세금을 정직하게 냈습니다. 예수믿는 이들이 풍요하게 보상을 받았습니다. 이것이 하나님의 방법입니다.
LABOR
LABOR Our labor for the Lord is: 1) a labor of love (I Thes 1:3). 2) a labor not in vain (I Cor 15:58). 3) a labor known by Christ (Rev 2:2). 4) a labor God does not forget (Heb 6:10). 5) a labor which is to be done together (I Cor 3:9). 6) a labor for eternal things (Col 1:28-9). 7) a labor which is to reward (I Cor 3:8). 8) a labor done to be accepted by Him (II Cor 5:9). 9) a labor which doesn\'t have an end (Luke 10:2). Glen Pierpoint. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LABOR
LABOR Our labor for the Lord is: 1) a labor of love (I Thes 1:3). 2) a labor not in vain (I Cor 15:58). 3) a labor known by Christ (Rev 2:2). 4) a labor God does not forget (Heb 6:10). 5) a labor which is to be done together (I Cor 3:9). 6) a labor for eternal things (Col 1:28-9). 7) a labor which is to reward (I Cor 3:8). 8) a labor done to be accepted by Him (II Cor 5:9). 9) a labor which doesn\'t have an end (Luke 10:2). Glen Pierpoint. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAST WORDS
LAST WORDS On his deathbed, British preacher Charles Simeon smiled brightly and asked the people gathered in his room, \"What do you think especially gives me comfort at this time?\" When they all remained silent, he exclaimed, \"The creation! I ask myself, \'Did Jehovah create the world or did I?\' He did! Now if He made the world and all the rolling spheres of the universe, He certainly can take care of me. Into Jesus\' hands I can safely commit my spirit!\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hudson Taylor, founder of China Inland Mission, in the closing months of his life said to a friend, \"I am so weak. I can\'t read my Bible. I can\'t even pray. I can only lie still in God\'s arms like a little child and trust.\" Our Daily Bread, January 1, 1994. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday, December 21, 1899, after cutting short a Kansas City crusade and returning home in ill health, D. L. Moody told his family, \"I\'m not discouraged. I want to live as long as I am useful, but when my work is done I want to be up and off.\" The next day Moody awakened after a restless night. In careful, measured words he said, \"Earth recedes, Heaven opens before me!\" His son, Will, concluded his father was dreaming. \"No, this is no dream, Will. It is beautiful. It is like a trance. If this is death, it is sweet. There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go.\" Moody, December, 1993, p. 70. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Wesley was about 21 years of age when he went to Oxford University. He came from a Christian home, and he was gifted with a keen mind and good looks. Yet in those days he was a bit snobbish and sarcastic. One night, however, something happened that set in motion a change in Wesley\'s heart. While speaking with a porter, he discovered that the poor fellow had only one coat and lived in such impoverished conditions that he didn\'t even have a bed. Yet he was an unusually happy person, filled with gratitude to God. Wesley, being immature, thoughtlessly joked about the man\'s misfortunes. \"And what else do you thank God for?\" he said with a touch of sarcasm. The porter smiled, and in the spirit of meekness replied with joy, \"I thank Him that He has given me my life and being, a heart to love Him, and above all a constant desire to serve Him!\" Deeply moved, Wesley recognized that this man knew the meaning of true thankfulness. Many years later, in 1791, John Wesley lay on his deathbed at the age of 88. Those who gathered around him realized how well he had learned the lesson of praising God in every circumstance. Despite Wesley\'s extreme weakness, he began singing the hymn, \"I\'ll Praise My Maker While I\'ve Breath.\" Our Daily Bread. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Bacon, eminent 18th-century English sculptor, said on his deathbed, \"What I was as an artist seemed to be of some importance while I lived, but what I really am as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only thing of importance to me now.\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- English physicist and chemist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was asked, \"Have you ever pondered by yourself what will be your occupation in the next world?\" Faraday hesitated awhile and then responded, \"I shall be with Christ, and that is enough.\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 17th century Scottish theologian Samuel Rutherford gave this triumphant testimony before he stepped into eternity: \"Mine eye shall see my Redeemer. He has pardoned, loved, and washed me, and given me joy unspeakable and full of glory. Glory shines in Immanuel\'s land!\" Daily Walk, April 10, 1992. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On the day of her (Idelette\'s) death, John Calvin was impressed with her serenity. \"She suddenly cried out in such a way that all could see that her spirit had risen far above this world. These were her words, \'O glorious resurrection! O God of Abraham and of all of our fathers, the believers of all the ages have trusted on Thee and none of them have hoped in vain. And now I fix my hope on Thee.\' These short statements were cried out rather than distinctly spoken. These were not lines suggested by someone else but came from her own thoughts.\" An hour later she could no longer speak and her mind seemed confused. \"Yet her facial expressions revealed her mental alertness,\" John recalled later. \"I said a few words to her about the grace of Christ, the hope of everlasting life, our marriage and her approaching departure. Then I turned aside to pray.\" Before long she quietly \"slipped from life into death.\" Christian History, Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 15. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The last days of British statesman and colonial leader Cecil Rhodes were marked by grave disappointment. He died from heart disease at a time when he was beset by personal scandals and discredited by unwise political decisions. Lewis Mitchel, who was at Rhodes\'s bedside in his cottage near Cape Town, South Africa heard the dying man murmur, \"So little done, so much to do.\" Yet there\'s more than this to the story of Cecil Rhodes. He migrated to South Africa from Britain for health reasons. It was there that Rhodes made a vast fortune in gold and diamond mining. Even though he died feeling he had much more to do, he has left a lasting legacy because he used part of his fortune to endow the famous Rhodes scholarship program. Today in the Word, July 28, 1992. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My days are numbered. For the first time in 50 years I find myself in the slough of despond. All about me is darkness... Ghandi. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have only a little longer of earthly darkness, and then the sunshine of the Father\'s throne. God is love. Good night, good night. Ira Sankey, who lived in Brooklyn the last years of his life and after years of blindness died in 1908. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let me pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees. General T.J. \"Stonewall\" Jackson--wounded by his own men, he died shortly after. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am not come hither to deny my Lord and Master. Anne Askew--July 16, 1545/burned at the stake after torture on the rack, at the age of 25. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"Our God is the God from whom cometh salvation: God is the Lord by whom we escape death.\" Martin Luther. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"Live in Christ, live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.\" John Knox. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"Thou, Lord, bruisest me; but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is from Thy hand.\" John Calvin. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"The best of all is, God is with us. Farewell! Farewell!\" John Wesley. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"I shall be satisfied with Thy likeness--satisfied, satisfied!\" Charles Wesley. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Herman Lange, a German Christian was to be executed by the Nazis during WWII. In his cell on the night before he was to be killed, Lange wrote a note to his parents. He said two feelings occupied his mind: \"I am, first, in a joyous mood, and second filled with great anticipation.\" Then he made this beautiful affirmation: \"In Christ I have put my faith, and precisely today I have faith in Him more firmly than ever.\" Finally he urged his parents to read the New Testament for comfort: \"Look where you will, everywhere you will find jubilation over the grace that makes us children of God. What can befall a child of God? Of what should I be afraid? On the contrary, rejoice!\" Michael, Green, Running From Reality. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A few days before his death, Dr. F. B. Meyer wrote a very dear friend these words: \"I have just heard, to my great surprise, that I have but a few days to live. It may be that before this reaches you, I shall have entered the palace. Don\'t trouble to write. We shall meet in the morning.\" quoted in Consolation, by Mrs. C. Cowman, p. 70. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Wesley, just before he died in his 88th year, sat up, looked at his loved ones weeping at his bedside, and said, \"Best of all, God is with us.\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark Twain, became morose and weary of life. Shortly before his death, he wrote, \"A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; ...those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It (the release) comes at last--the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them--and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence,...a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.\" Mark Twain. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Wesley preached his last sermon of Feb 17, 1791, in Lambeth on the text \"Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near\" (Isa 55:6). The following day, a very sick man, he was put to bed in his home on City Road. During the days of his illness, he often repeated the words from one of his brother\'s hymns: I the chief of sinners am, But Jesus died for me! His last words were, \"The best of all is, God is with us!\" He died March 2, 1791. W. Wiersbe, Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching and Preachers, p. 245. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"Some day,\" D.L. Moody used to say, \"you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield is dead. Don\'t believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now!\" He preached his last sermon in Kansas City on Nov 23, 1899, from the text Luke 14:18: \"And they all with one consent began to make excuse.\" When he gave the invitation, fifty stood to their feet and went across the street into the inquiry room. He was too ill to continue the Kansas City campaign, so he took the train back to Northfield. On Friday, Dec 22, he went \"home.\" Five years before his home going Moody had said, \"If it can be said, faithfully said, over my grave, \'Moody has done what he could,\' that will be the most glorious epitaph.\" Instead, 1 John 2:17 was chosen: \"He that doeth the will of God abideth forever.\" W. Wiersbe, The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, p. 209. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When John Owen, the great Puritan, lay on his deathbed his secretary wrote (in his name) to a friend, \"I am still in the land of the living.\" \"Stop,\" said Owen. \"Change that and say, I am yet in the land of the dying, but I hope soon to be in the land of the living.\" John M. Drescher. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle, by God\'s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out ...Father of heaven, receive my soul! Hugh Latimer--October 16, 1555/burned at the stake for the gospel. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lord, however Thou dispose of me, continue and go on to do good for them. Pardon Thy foolish people! Forgive their sins and do not forsake them, but love and bless them. Give them consistency of judgment, one heart, and mutual love; and go on to deliver them, and with the work of reformation; and make the name of Christ glorious in the world. Teach those who look too much on Thy instruments, to depend more upon Thyself...And pardon the folly of this short prayer. And give me rest for Jesus Christ\'s sake, to whom, with Thee and Thy Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever! Amen. Oliver Cromwell--September 3, 1658/died as a result of a fever. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since it is God\'s will that you should outlive me, remember our friendship. It was useful to God\'s church and its fruits await us in heaven. I do not want you to tire yourself on my account. I draw my breath with difficulty and expect each moment to breathe my last. It is enough that I live and die for Christ, who is to all his followers a gain both in life and in death. John Calvin--May 27, 1564/died of old age. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In age and feebleness extreme, Who shall a sinful worm redeem? Jesus, my only hope thou art, Strength of my failing flesh and heart; Oh, could I catch a smile from thee, And drop into eternity! Charles Wesley--Late March, 1788/died of old age. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAST WORDS
LAST WORDS On his deathbed, British preacher Charles Simeon smiled brightly and asked the people gathered in his room, \"What do you think especially gives me comfort at this time?\" When they all remained silent, he exclaimed, \"The creation! I ask myself, \'Did Jehovah create the world or did I?\' He did! Now if He made the world and all the rolling spheres of the universe, He certainly can take care of me. Into Jesus\' hands I can safely commit my spirit!\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hudson Taylor, founder of China Inland Mission, in the closing months of his life said to a friend, \"I am so weak. I can\'t read my Bible. I can\'t even pray. I can only lie still in God\'s arms like a little child and trust.\" Our Daily Bread, January 1, 1994. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday, December 21, 1899, after cutting short a Kansas City crusade and returning home in ill health, D. L. Moody told his family, \"I\'m not discouraged. I want to live as long as I am useful, but when my work is done I want to be up and off.\" The next day Moody awakened after a restless night. In careful, measured words he said, \"Earth recedes, Heaven opens before me!\" His son, Will, concluded his father was dreaming. \"No, this is no dream, Will. It is beautiful. It is like a trance. If this is death, it is sweet. There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go.\" Moody, December, 1993, p. 70. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Wesley was about 21 years of age when he went to Oxford University. He came from a Christian home, and he was gifted with a keen mind and good looks. Yet in those days he was a bit snobbish and sarcastic. One night, however, something happened that set in motion a change in Wesley\'s heart. While speaking with a porter, he discovered that the poor fellow had only one coat and lived in such impoverished conditions that he didn\'t even have a bed. Yet he was an unusually happy person, filled with gratitude to God. Wesley, being immature, thoughtlessly joked about the man\'s misfortunes. \"And what else do you thank God for?\" he said with a touch of sarcasm. The porter smiled, and in the spirit of meekness replied with joy, \"I thank Him that He has given me my life and being, a heart to love Him, and above all a constant desire to serve Him!\" Deeply moved, Wesley recognized that this man knew the meaning of true thankfulness. Many years later, in 1791, John Wesley lay on his deathbed at the age of 88. Those who gathered around him realized how well he had learned the lesson of praising God in every circumstance. Despite Wesley\'s extreme weakness, he began singing the hymn, \"I\'ll Praise My Maker While I\'ve Breath.\" Our Daily Bread. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Bacon, eminent 18th-century English sculptor, said on his deathbed, \"What I was as an artist seemed to be of some importance while I lived, but what I really am as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only thing of importance to me now.\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- English physicist and chemist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was asked, \"Have you ever pondered by yourself what will be your occupation in the next world?\" Faraday hesitated awhile and then responded, \"I shall be with Christ, and that is enough.\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 17th century Scottish theologian Samuel Rutherford gave this triumphant testimony before he stepped into eternity: \"Mine eye shall see my Redeemer. He has pardoned, loved, and washed me, and given me joy unspeakable and full of glory. Glory shines in Immanuel\'s land!\" Daily Walk, April 10, 1992. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On the day of her (Idelette\'s) death, John Calvin was impressed with her serenity. \"She suddenly cried out in such a way that all could see that her spirit had risen far above this world. These were her words, \'O glorious resurrection! O God of Abraham and of all of our fathers, the believers of all the ages have trusted on Thee and none of them have hoped in vain. And now I fix my hope on Thee.\' These short statements were cried out rather than distinctly spoken. These were not lines suggested by someone else but came from her own thoughts.\" An hour later she could no longer speak and her mind seemed confused. \"Yet her facial expressions revealed her mental alertness,\" John recalled later. \"I said a few words to her about the grace of Christ, the hope of everlasting life, our marriage and her approaching departure. Then I turned aside to pray.\" Before long she quietly \"slipped from life into death.\" Christian History, Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 15. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The last days of British statesman and colonial leader Cecil Rhodes were marked by grave disappointment. He died from heart disease at a time when he was beset by personal scandals and discredited by unwise political decisions. Lewis Mitchel, who was at Rhodes\'s bedside in his cottage near Cape Town, South Africa heard the dying man murmur, \"So little done, so much to do.\" Yet there\'s more than this to the story of Cecil Rhodes. He migrated to South Africa from Britain for health reasons. It was there that Rhodes made a vast fortune in gold and diamond mining. Even though he died feeling he had much more to do, he has left a lasting legacy because he used part of his fortune to endow the famous Rhodes scholarship program. Today in the Word, July 28, 1992. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My days are numbered. For the first time in 50 years I find myself in the slough of despond. All about me is darkness... Ghandi. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have only a little longer of earthly darkness, and then the sunshine of the Father\'s throne. God is love. Good night, good night. Ira Sankey, who lived in Brooklyn the last years of his life and after years of blindness died in 1908. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let me pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees. General T.J. \"Stonewall\" Jackson--wounded by his own men, he died shortly after. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am not come hither to deny my Lord and Master. Anne Askew--July 16, 1545/burned at the stake after torture on the rack, at the age of 25. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"Our God is the God from whom cometh salvation: God is the Lord by whom we escape death.\" Martin Luther. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"Live in Christ, live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.\" John Knox. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"Thou, Lord, bruisest me; but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is from Thy hand.\" John Calvin. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"The best of all is, God is with us. Farewell! Farewell!\" John Wesley. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"I shall be satisfied with Thy likeness--satisfied, satisfied!\" Charles Wesley. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Herman Lange, a German Christian was to be executed by the Nazis during WWII. In his cell on the night before he was to be killed, Lange wrote a note to his parents. He said two feelings occupied his mind: \"I am, first, in a joyous mood, and second filled with great anticipation.\" Then he made this beautiful affirmation: \"In Christ I have put my faith, and precisely today I have faith in Him more firmly than ever.\" Finally he urged his parents to read the New Testament for comfort: \"Look where you will, everywhere you will find jubilation over the grace that makes us children of God. What can befall a child of God? Of what should I be afraid? On the contrary, rejoice!\" Michael, Green, Running From Reality. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A few days before his death, Dr. F. B. Meyer wrote a very dear friend these words: \"I have just heard, to my great surprise, that I have but a few days to live. It may be that before this reaches you, I shall have entered the palace. Don\'t trouble to write. We shall meet in the morning.\" quoted in Consolation, by Mrs. C. Cowman, p. 70. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Wesley, just before he died in his 88th year, sat up, looked at his loved ones weeping at his bedside, and said, \"Best of all, God is with us.\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark Twain, became morose and weary of life. Shortly before his death, he wrote, \"A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; ...those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It (the release) comes at last--the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them--and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence,...a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.\" Mark Twain. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Wesley preached his last sermon of Feb 17, 1791, in Lambeth on the text \"Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near\" (Isa 55:6). The following day, a very sick man, he was put to bed in his home on City Road. During the days of his illness, he often repeated the words from one of his brother\'s hymns: I the chief of sinners am, But Jesus died for me! His last words were, \"The best of all is, God is with us!\" He died March 2, 1791. W. Wiersbe, Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching and Preachers, p. 245. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \"Some day,\" D.L. Moody used to say, \"you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield is dead. Don\'t believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now!\" He preached his last sermon in Kansas City on Nov 23, 1899, from the text Luke 14:18: \"And they all with one consent began to make excuse.\" When he gave the invitation, fifty stood to their feet and went across the street into the inquiry room. He was too ill to continue the Kansas City campaign, so he took the train back to Northfield. On Friday, Dec 22, he went \"home.\" Five years before his home going Moody had said, \"If it can be said, faithfully said, over my grave, \'Moody has done what he could,\' that will be the most glorious epitaph.\" Instead, 1 John 2:17 was chosen: \"He that doeth the will of God abideth forever.\" W. Wiersbe, The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, p. 209. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When John Owen, the great Puritan, lay on his deathbed his secretary wrote (in his name) to a friend, \"I am still in the land of the living.\" \"Stop,\" said Owen. \"Change that and say, I am yet in the land of the dying, but I hope soon to be in the land of the living.\" John M. Drescher. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle, by God\'s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out ...Father of heaven, receive my soul! Hugh Latimer--October 16, 1555/burned at the stake for the gospel. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lord, however Thou dispose of me, continue and go on to do good for them. Pardon Thy foolish people! Forgive their sins and do not forsake them, but love and bless them. Give them consistency of judgment, one heart, and mutual love; and go on to deliver them, and with the work of reformation; and make the name of Christ glorious in the world. Teach those who look too much on Thy instruments, to depend more upon Thyself...And pardon the folly of this short prayer. And give me rest for Jesus Christ\'s sake, to whom, with Thee and Thy Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever! Amen. Oliver Cromwell--September 3, 1658/died as a result of a fever. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since it is God\'s will that you should outlive me, remember our friendship. It was useful to God\'s church and its fruits await us in heaven. I do not want you to tire yourself on my account. I draw my breath with difficulty and expect each moment to breathe my last. It is enough that I live and die for Christ, who is to all his followers a gain both in life and in death. John Calvin--May 27, 1564/died of old age. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In age and feebleness extreme, Who shall a sinful worm redeem? Jesus, my only hope thou art, Strength of my failing flesh and heart; Oh, could I catch a smile from thee, And drop into eternity! Charles Wesley--Late March, 1788/died of old age. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAST, first shall be
LAST, first shall be As a hundred thousand fans watched, Richard Petty ended his 45 race losing streak and picked up stockcar racing\'s biggest purse--$73,500. It all happened at the Daytona 500. Petty\'s win, however, was a complete surprise. Going into the last lap, he was running 30 seconds behind the two leaders. All at once the car in second place tried to pass the No. 1 man on the final stretch. This caused the first car to drift inside and force the challenger onto the infield grass, and slightly out of control. What happened next was incredible. The offended driver pulled his car back onto the track, caught up with the leader, and forced him into the outside wall. Both vehicles came to a screeching halt. The two drivers jumped out and quickly got into an old-fashioned slugging match. In the meantime, third-place Petty cruised by for the win. Source Unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAST, first shall be
LAST, first shall be As a hundred thousand fans watched, Richard Petty ended his 45 race losing streak and picked up stockcar racing\'s biggest purse--$73,500. It all happened at the Daytona 500. Petty\'s win, however, was a complete surprise. Going into the last lap, he was running 30 seconds behind the two leaders. All at once the car in second place tried to pass the No. 1 man on the final stretch. This caused the first car to drift inside and force the challenger onto the infield grass, and slightly out of control. What happened next was incredible. The offended driver pulled his car back onto the track, caught up with the leader, and forced him into the outside wall. Both vehicles came to a screeching halt. The two drivers jumped out and quickly got into an old-fashioned slugging match. In the meantime, third-place Petty cruised by for the win. Source Unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LATE
LATE Friends of George Burns have always kidded him about his singing. Burns, a master of self-deprecating humor, decided to take advantage of this and insure his voice for a million dollars. He thought it would be a wonderful publicity stunt. \"I was so excited,\" said Burns, \"I couldn\'t wait to rush down to the insurance company. I took a cassette and a tape recorder with me so the insurance man could hear my voice. It was one of my best numbers -- a syncopated version of Yankee Doodle Blues with a yodeling finish. The insurance man listened patiently to the whole thing, then he just looked at me and said, \'Mr. Burns, you should have come to us before you had the accident.\'\" Bits & Pieces, March 3, 1994, p. 7. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The most overdue book in the history of library services was a copy of Febrile Diseases. It was checked out of the University of Cincinnati Medical Library in 1823 by Mr. M. Dodd and returned on December 7, 1968 by his great-grandson. It had accrued a fine estimated at $2,646. Campus Life, September 1980. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A factory manager found that production was being hampered by the tardiness of his people returning from the lunch hour. When the whistle blew few were at their machines. He posted a sign by the suggestion box offering a cash award for the best answer to this question: \"What should we do to ensure that every man will be inside the factory when the whistle blows?\" Many suggestions were submitted, and the one that was selected solved the problem. But the manager, a man with a sense of humor, liked this one best, though he could not use it: \"Let the last man in blow the whistle.\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Overheard at the bus stop: \"Joe\'s chronically late for everything. His ancestors came over on the Juneflower.\" Shelby Friedman in Quote Magazine. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A new employee had been caught coming in late for work three times and the fourth morning the foreman decided to read the riot act. \"Look here,\" he snapped, \"don\'t you know what time we start work around here?\" \"No, sir,\" said the man, \"they\'re always working when I get here.\" Source Unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LATE
LATE Friends of George Burns have always kidded him about his singing. Burns, a master of self-deprecating humor, decided to take advantage of this and insure his voice for a million dollars. He thought it would be a wonderful publicity stunt. \"I was so excited,\" said Burns, \"I couldn\'t wait to rush down to the insurance company. I took a cassette and a tape recorder with me so the insurance man could hear my voice. It was one of my best numbers -- a syncopated version of Yankee Doodle Blues with a yodeling finish. The insurance man listened patiently to the whole thing, then he just looked at me and said, \'Mr. Burns, you should have come to us before you had the accident.\'\" Bits & Pieces, March 3, 1994, p. 7. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The most overdue book in the history of library services was a copy of Febrile Diseases. It was checked out of the University of Cincinnati Medical Library in 1823 by Mr. M. Dodd and returned on December 7, 1968 by his great-grandson. It had accrued a fine estimated at $2,646. Campus Life, September 1980. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A factory manager found that production was being hampered by the tardiness of his people returning from the lunch hour. When the whistle blew few were at their machines. He posted a sign by the suggestion box offering a cash award for the best answer to this question: \"What should we do to ensure that every man will be inside the factory when the whistle blows?\" Many suggestions were submitted, and the one that was selected solved the problem. But the manager, a man with a sense of humor, liked this one best, though he could not use it: \"Let the last man in blow the whistle.\" Source Unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Overheard at the bus stop: \"Joe\'s chronically late for everything. His ancestors came over on the Juneflower.\" Shelby Friedman in Quote Magazine. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A new employee had been caught coming in late for work three times and the fourth morning the foreman decided to read the riot act. \"Look here,\" he snapped, \"don\'t you know what time we start work around here?\" \"No, sir,\" said the man, \"they\'re always working when I get here.\" Source Unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAUGHTER
LAUGHTER While the average child laughs 150 times a day, say researchers at the University of Michigan, the average adult laughs only 15 times. Youth Worker Update, Signs of the Times, August, 1993, p. 6. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Average number of laughs a person has in a day: 17 Charis Conn, Ed., What Counts: The Complete Harper\'s Index. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In The Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient, Norman Cousins tells of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease. When he was diagnosed as incurable, Cousins checked out of the hospital. Aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, Cousins reasoned the reverse was true. So he borrowed a movie projector and prescribed his own treatment, consisting of Marx Brothers films and old \"Candid Camera\" reruns. It didn\'t take long for him to discover that 10 minutes of laughter provided two hours of pain-free sleep. Amazingly, his debilitating disease was eventually reversed. After the account of his victory appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Cousins received more than 3000 letters from appreciative physicians throughout the world. Today in the Word, December 18, 1991. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Laughter improves any meal--experts even say it aids digestion. Ask everyone in your family to contribute five jokes or riddles on slips of paper. Keep them in a jar on the table and during dinner take turns drawing them out and reading them. Paul Lewis. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Happy is the person who can laugh at himself. He will never cease to be amused. Habib Bourguiba. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAUGHTER
LAUGHTER While the average child laughs 150 times a day, say researchers at the University of Michigan, the average adult laughs only 15 times. Youth Worker Update, Signs of the Times, August, 1993, p. 6. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Average number of laughs a person has in a day: 17 Charis Conn, Ed., What Counts: The Complete Harper\'s Index. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In The Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient, Norman Cousins tells of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease. When he was diagnosed as incurable, Cousins checked out of the hospital. Aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, Cousins reasoned the reverse was true. So he borrowed a movie projector and prescribed his own treatment, consisting of Marx Brothers films and old \"Candid Camera\" reruns. It didn\'t take long for him to discover that 10 minutes of laughter provided two hours of pain-free sleep. Amazingly, his debilitating disease was eventually reversed. After the account of his victory appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Cousins received more than 3000 letters from appreciative physicians throughout the world. Today in the Word, December 18, 1991. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Laughter improves any meal--experts even say it aids digestion. Ask everyone in your family to contribute five jokes or riddles on slips of paper. Keep them in a jar on the table and during dinner take turns drawing them out and reading them. Paul Lewis. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Happy is the person who can laugh at himself. He will never cease to be amused. Habib Bourguiba. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW
LAW What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Romans 6:15. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some years ago, I had a little school for young Indian men and women, who came to my home in Oakland, California, from the various tribes in northern Arizona. One of these was a Navajo young man of unusually keen intelligence. One Sunday evening, he went with me to our young people\'s meeting. They were talking about the epistle to the Galatians, and the special subject was law and grace. They were not very clear about it, and finally one turned to the Indian and said, \"I wonder whether our Indian friend has anything to say about this.\" He rose to his feet and said, \"Well, my friends, I have been listening very carefully, because I am here to learn all I can in order to take it back to my people. I do not understand all that you are talking about, and I do not think you do yourselves. But concerning this law and grace business, let me see if I can make it clear. I think it is like this. When Mr. Ironside brought me from my home we took the longest railroad journey I ever took. We got out at Barstow, and there I saw the most beautiful railroad station and hotel I have ever seen. I walked all around and saw at one end a sign, \'Do not spit here.\' I looked at that sign and then looked down at the ground and saw many had spitted there, and before I think what I am doing I have spitted myself. Isn\'t that strange when the sign say, \'Do not spit here\'? \"I come to Oakland and go to the home of the lady who invited me to dinner today and I am in the nicest home I have been in. Such beautiful furniture and carpets, I hate to step on them. I sank into a comfortable chair, and the lady said, \'Now, John, you sit there while I go out and see whether the maid has dinner ready.\' I look around at the beautiful pictures, at the grand piano, and I walk all around those rooms. I am looking for a sign; and the sign I am looking for is, \'Do not spit here,\' but I look around those two beautiful drawing rooms, and cannot find a sign like this. I think \'What a pity when this is such a beautiful home to have people spitting all over it -- too bad they don\'t put up a sign!\' So I look all over that carpet, but cannot find that anybody have spitted there. What a queer thing! Where the sign says, \'Do not spit,\' a lot of people spitted. Where there was no sign at all, in that beautiful home, nobody spitted. Now I understand! That sign is law, but inside the home it is grace. They love their beautiful home, and they want to keep it clean. They do not need a sign to tell them so. I think that explains the law and grace business.\" As he sat down, a murmur of approval went round the room and the leader exclaimed, \"I think that is the best illustration of law and grace I have ever heard.\" H. A. Ironside, Illustrations of Bible Truth, Moody Press, 1945, pp. 40-42. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The law is the light that reveals how dirty the room is, not the broom that sweeps it clean. Dr. Phil Williams, DTS, 1976. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A duck hunter was with a friend in the wide-open land of southeastern Georgia. Far away on the horizon he noticed a cloud of smoke. Soon he could hear crackling as the wind shifted. He realized the terrible truth; a brushfire was advancing, so fast they couldn\'t outrun it. Rifling through his pockets, he soon found what he was looking for--a book of matches. He lit a small fire around the two of them. Soon they were standing in a circle of blackened earth, waiting for the fire to come. They didn\'t have to wait long. They covered their mouths with handkerchiefs and braced themselves. The fire came near--and swept over them. But they were completely unhurt, untouched. Fire would not pass where fire already had passed. The law is like a brushfire. I cannot escape it. But if I stand in the burned-over place, not a hair of my head will be singed. Christ\'s death has disarmed it. Adapted from Who Will Deliver Us? by Paul F. M. Zahl. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- According to a 3rd century rabbi, Moses gave 365 prohibitions and 248 positive commands. David reduced them to 11 in Psalm 15. Isaiah made them 6 (Isaiah 33:14, 15). Micah 6:8 binds them into 3 commands. Habbakuk reduces them all to one great statement: The just shall live by faith. Source Unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW
LAW What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Romans 6:15. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some years ago, I had a little school for young Indian men and women, who came to my home in Oakland, California, from the various tribes in northern Arizona. One of these was a Navajo young man of unusually keen intelligence. One Sunday evening, he went with me to our young people\'s meeting. They were talking about the epistle to the Galatians, and the special subject was law and grace. They were not very clear about it, and finally one turned to the Indian and said, \"I wonder whether our Indian friend has anything to say about this.\" He rose to his feet and said, \"Well, my friends, I have been listening very carefully, because I am here to learn all I can in order to take it back to my people. I do not understand all that you are talking about, and I do not think you do yourselves. But concerning this law and grace business, let me see if I can make it clear. I think it is like this. When Mr. Ironside brought me from my home we took the longest railroad journey I ever took. We got out at Barstow, and there I saw the most beautiful railroad station and hotel I have ever seen. I walked all around and saw at one end a sign, \'Do not spit here.\' I looked at that sign and then looked down at the ground and saw many had spitted there, and before I think what I am doing I have spitted myself. Isn\'t that strange when the sign say, \'Do not spit here\'? \"I come to Oakland and go to the home of the lady who invited me to dinner today and I am in the nicest home I have been in. Such beautiful furniture and carpets, I hate to step on them. I sank into a comfortable chair, and the lady said, \'Now, John, you sit there while I go out and see whether the maid has dinner ready.\' I look around at the beautiful pictures, at the grand piano, and I walk all around those rooms. I am looking for a sign; and the sign I am looking for is, \'Do not spit here,\' but I look around those two beautiful drawing rooms, and cannot find a sign like this. I think \'What a pity when this is such a beautiful home to have people spitting all over it -- too bad they don\'t put up a sign!\' So I look all over that carpet, but cannot find that anybody have spitted there. What a queer thing! Where the sign says, \'Do not spit,\' a lot of people spitted. Where there was no sign at all, in that beautiful home, nobody spitted. Now I understand! That sign is law, but inside the home it is grace. They love their beautiful home, and they want to keep it clean. They do not need a sign to tell them so. I think that explains the law and grace business.\" As he sat down, a murmur of approval went round the room and the leader exclaimed, \"I think that is the best illustration of law and grace I have ever heard.\" H. A. Ironside, Illustrations of Bible Truth, Moody Press, 1945, pp. 40-42. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The law is the light that reveals how dirty the room is, not the broom that sweeps it clean. Dr. Phil Williams, DTS, 1976. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A duck hunter was with a friend in the wide-open land of southeastern Georgia. Far away on the horizon he noticed a cloud of smoke. Soon he could hear crackling as the wind shifted. He realized the terrible truth; a brushfire was advancing, so fast they couldn\'t outrun it. Rifling through his pockets, he soon found what he was looking for--a book of matches. He lit a small fire around the two of them. Soon they were standing in a circle of blackened earth, waiting for the fire to come. They didn\'t have to wait long. They covered their mouths with handkerchiefs and braced themselves. The fire came near--and swept over them. But they were completely unhurt, untouched. Fire would not pass where fire already had passed. The law is like a brushfire. I cannot escape it. But if I stand in the burned-over place, not a hair of my head will be singed. Christ\'s death has disarmed it. Adapted from Who Will Deliver Us? by Paul F. M. Zahl. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- According to a 3rd century rabbi, Moses gave 365 prohibitions and 248 positive commands. David reduced them to 11 in Psalm 15. Isaiah made them 6 (Isaiah 33:14, 15). Micah 6:8 binds them into 3 commands. Habbakuk reduces them all to one great statement: The just shall live by faith. Source Unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW, a safeguard
LAW, a safeguard One winter a resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, posted signs instructing skiers to keep off a certain slope. The signs, large and distinct, said, \"DANGER! OUT OF BOUNDS!\" In spite of the warnings, however, several skiers went into the area. The result? A half-mile-wide avalanche buried four of the trespassers beneath tons of snow and rock. This tragedy never would have happened if the signs had been heeded. Daily Bread, September 10, 1990. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A husband and wife didn\'t really love each other. The man was very demanding, so much so that he prepared a list of rules and regulations for his wife to follow. He insisted that she read them over every day and obey them to the letter. Among other things, his \"do\'s and don\'ts\" indicated such details as what time she had to get up in the morning, when his breakfast should be served, and how the housework should be done. After several long years, the husband died. As time passed, the woman fell in love with another man, one who dearly loved her. Soon they were married. This husband did everything he could to make his new wife happy, continually showering her with tokens of his appreciation. One day as when was cleaning house, she found tucked away in a drawer the list of commands her first husband had drawn up for her. As she looked it over, it dawned on her that even though her present husband hadn\'t given her any kind of list, she was doing everything her first husband\'s list required anyway. She realized she was so devoted to this man that her deepest desire was to please him out of love, not obligation. Source Unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW, a safeguard
LAW, a safeguard One winter a resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, posted signs instructing skiers to keep off a certain slope. The signs, large and distinct, said, \"DANGER! OUT OF BOUNDS!\" In spite of the warnings, however, several skiers went into the area. The result? A half-mile-wide avalanche buried four of the trespassers beneath tons of snow and rock. This tragedy never would have happened if the signs had been heeded. Daily Bread, September 10, 1990. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A husband and wife didn\'t really love each other. The man was very demanding, so much so that he prepared a list of rules and regulations for his wife to follow. He insisted that she read them over every day and obey them to the letter. Among other things, his \"do\'s and don\'ts\" indicated such details as what time she had to get up in the morning, when his breakfast should be served, and how the housework should be done. After several long years, the husband died. As time passed, the woman fell in love with another man, one who dearly loved her. Soon they were married. This husband did everything he could to make his new wife happy, continually showering her with tokens of his appreciation. One day as when was cleaning house, she found tucked away in a drawer the list of commands her first husband had drawn up for her. As she looked it over, it dawned on her that even though her present husband hadn\'t given her any kind of list, she was doing everything her first husband\'s list required anyway. She realized she was so devoted to this man that her deepest desire was to please him out of love, not obligation. Source Unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW, fulfilled in Christ
LAW, fulfilled in Christ A story is told about Fiorello LaGuardia, who, when he was mayor of New York City during the worst days of the Great Depression and all of WWII, was called by adoring New Yorkers \'the Little Flower\' because he was only five foot four and always wore a carnation in his lapel. He was a colorful character who used to ride the New York City fire trucks, raid speakeasies with the police department, take entire orphanages to baseball games, and whenever the New York newspapers were on strike, he would go on the radio and read the Sunday funnies to the kids. One bitterly cold night in January of 1935, the mayor turned up at a night court that served the poorest ward of the city. LaGuardia dismissed the judge for the evening and took over the bench himself. Within a few minutes, a tattered old woman was brought before him, charged with stealing a loaf of bread. She told LaGuardia that her daughter\'s husband had deserted her, her daughter was sick, and her two grandchildren were starving. But the shopkeeper, from whom the bread was stolen, refused to drop the charges. \"It\'s a real bad neighborhood, your Honor.\" the man told the mayor. \"She\'s got to be punished to teach other people around here a lesson.\" LaGuardia sighed. He turned to the woman and said \"I\'ve got to punish you. The law makes no exceptions--ten dollars or ten days in jail.\" But even as he pronounced sentence, the mayor was already reaching into his pocket. He extracted a bill and tossed it into his famous sombrero saying: \"Here is the ten dollar fine which I now remit; and furthermore I am going to fine everyone in this courtroom fifty cents for living in a town where a person has to steal bread so that her grandchildren can eat. Mr. Baliff, collect the fines and give them to the defendant.\" So the following day the New York City newspapers reported that $47.50 was turned over to a bewildered old lady who had stolen a loaf of bread to feed her starving grandchildren, fifty cents of that amount being contributed by the red-faced grocery store owner, while some seventy petty criminals, people with traffic violations, and New York City policemen, each of whom had just paid fifty cents for the privilege of doing so, gave the mayor a standing ovation. Brennan Manning, The Ragmuffin Gospel, Multnomah, 1990, pp. 91-2. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW, fulfilled in Christ
LAW, fulfilled in Christ A story is told about Fiorello LaGuardia, who, when he was mayor of New York City during the worst days of the Great Depression and all of WWII, was called by adoring New Yorkers \'the Little Flower\' because he was only five foot four and always wore a carnation in his lapel. He was a colorful character who used to ride the New York City fire trucks, raid speakeasies with the police department, take entire orphanages to baseball games, and whenever the New York newspapers were on strike, he would go on the radio and read the Sunday funnies to the kids. One bitterly cold night in January of 1935, the mayor turned up at a night court that served the poorest ward of the city. LaGuardia dismissed the judge for the evening and took over the bench himself. Within a few minutes, a tattered old woman was brought before him, charged with stealing a loaf of bread. She told LaGuardia that her daughter\'s husband had deserted her, her daughter was sick, and her two grandchildren were starving. But the shopkeeper, from whom the bread was stolen, refused to drop the charges. \"It\'s a real bad neighborhood, your Honor.\" the man told the mayor. \"She\'s got to be punished to teach other people around here a lesson.\" LaGuardia sighed. He turned to the woman and said \"I\'ve got to punish you. The law makes no exceptions--ten dollars or ten days in jail.\" But even as he pronounced sentence, the mayor was already reaching into his pocket. He extracted a bill and tossed it into his famous sombrero saying: \"Here is the ten dollar fine which I now remit; and furthermore I am going to fine everyone in this courtroom fifty cents for living in a town where a person has to steal bread so that her grandchildren can eat. Mr. Baliff, collect the fines and give them to the defendant.\" So the following day the New York City newspapers reported that $47.50 was turned over to a bewildered old lady who had stolen a loaf of bread to feed her starving grandchildren, fifty cents of that amount being contributed by the red-faced grocery store owner, while some seventy petty criminals, people with traffic violations, and New York City policemen, each of whom had just paid fifty cents for the privilege of doing so, gave the mayor a standing ovation. Brennan Manning, The Ragmuffin Gospel, Multnomah, 1990, pp. 91-2. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW, letter of
LAW, letter of Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was playing in Los Angeles and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter. Before they teed off, Bolt told him, \"Don\'t say a word to me. And if I ask you something, just answer yes or no.\" During the round, Bolt found the ball next to a tree, where he had to hit under a branch, over a lake and onto the green. He got down on his knees and looked through the trees and sized up the shot. \"What do you think?\" he asked the caddy. \"Five-iron?\" \"No, Mr. Bolt,\" the caddy said. \"What do you mean, not a five-iron?\" Bolt snorted. \"Watch this shot.\" The caddy rolled his eyes. \"No-o-o, Mr. Bolt.\" But Bolt hit it and the ball stopped about two feet from the hole. He turned to his caddy, handed him the five-iron and said, \"Now what do you think about that? You can talk now.\" \"Mr. Bolt,\" the caddy said, \"that wasn\'t your ball.\" Crossroads, Issue No. 7, pp. 15-16. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW, letter of
LAW, letter of Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was playing in Los Angeles and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter. Before they teed off, Bolt told him, \"Don\'t say a word to me. And if I ask you something, just answer yes or no.\" During the round, Bolt found the ball next to a tree, where he had to hit under a branch, over a lake and onto the green. He got down on his knees and looked through the trees and sized up the shot. \"What do you think?\" he asked the caddy. \"Five-iron?\" \"No, Mr. Bolt,\" the caddy said. \"What do you mean, not a five-iron?\" Bolt snorted. \"Watch this shot.\" The caddy rolled his eyes. \"No-o-o, Mr. Bolt.\" But Bolt hit it and the ball stopped about two feet from the hole. He turned to his caddy, handed him the five-iron and said, \"Now what do you think about that? You can talk now.\" \"Mr. Bolt,\" the caddy said, \"that wasn\'t your ball.\" Crossroads, Issue No. 7, pp. 15-16. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LAW, PURPOSE OF
LAW, PURPOSE OF Evangelist Fred Brown used three images to describe the purpose of the law. First he likened it to a dentist\'s little mirror, which he sticks into the patient\'s mouth. With the mirror he can detect any cavities. But he doesn\'t drill with it or use it to pull teeth. It can show him the decayed area or other abnormality, but it can\'t provide the solution. Brown then drew another analogy. He said that the law is also like a flashlight. If suddenly at night the lights go out, you use it to guide you down the darkened basement stairs to the electrical box. When you point it toward the fuses, it helps you see the one that is burned out. But after you\'ve removed the bad fuse, you don\'t try to insert the flashlight in its place. You put in a new fuse to restore the electricity. In his third image, Brown likened the law to a plumbline. When a builder wants to check his work, he uses a weighted string to see if it\'s true to the vertical. But if he finds that he has made a mistake, he doesn\'t use the plumbline to correct it. He gets out his hammer and saw. The law points out the problem of sin; it doesn\'t provide a solution. Fred Brown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------