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Daily Devotional – August 11

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2 Peter1:5-6 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance;

Temperance 

As a child I recall discovering gun powder.  I found that if I pulled apart my father’s 22 caliber bullets, inside was a wonderful black substance that had many desirable properties (for a 12 year old).  After accumulating a small box full, I set about discovering ways to use fast burning gun powder.  Ant hills were particularly fun–the ensuing chaos was fascinating.  As knowledge increased so did the size of the destruction–I still need to replace a neighbor’s mailbox that was blown up many years ago. 

Truth hurts, and can often be used to hurt.  As one accumulates knowledge the responsible use of it is paramount. 

As one acquires knowledge, one must learn to temper it, tame it, use it appropriately and righteously.

If not, it can bring about much needless destruction.

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August 11, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

5 Comments »

  1. Which ants were good and which were evil?

    Comment by Brian Reason | August 11, 2006 | Reply

  2. Ha! I guess those ants were amoral–I was the evil one 🙂

    -j

    Comment by bereans | August 11, 2006 | Reply

  3. BTW, Brian, Did you get a chance to check out my reply to your Word question?

    Let me know your thoughts…

    -j

    Comment by bereans | August 11, 2006 | Reply

  4. Thanks for posting this, Jack. I’m too tired right now to make any sensible comments. Have a great weekend.

    Comment by Helen Losse | August 11, 2006 | Reply

  5. You too, Helen!

    Have been keeping up with the continuing kitchen saga…hope it gets better!

    -j

    Comment by bereans | August 11, 2006 | Reply


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