Cause to Pause

Today’s Bible Reading (from Jonah 1-4; Revelation 10

Friday’s: Micah 1-3; Revelation 11 Saturday’s: Micah 4-5; Revelation 12

Sunday’s: Micah 6-7; Revelation 13 Monday’s: Nahum 1-3; Revelation 14

Determined to correct the world of its vices, Alice scolded a man for smoking and asked, “How much do you spend on cigarettes each day?” Although shocked by her abrasive approach, he took a puff and started doing the math. He replied, “I’m guessing somewhere between $10 and $15 a day.” Alice figured he’d been smoking for a number of years so she retorted, “If you had saved all that money from cigarettes, you could have bought a Lamborghini by now!” The man snuffed out his cigarette and asked Alice, “Do you smoke?” She rolled her eyes and snorted, “Of course not!” The man then asked, “So, where’s your Lamborghini?”[1]

“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:2, NASB).  Amazing how focused we can be on the specks while ignoring the logs.

Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ

[1] Reader’s Digest, May 2013, pg. 21.