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  • Michael Harmon: When all else fails - read the instructions!

  • Where do you go to find the answers to correct the problems that you are encountering?
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  • Life is a journey that we all have to make. But when things go wrong - and they will - what do you do? Where do you go to find the answers to correct the problems that you are encountering?
    May I suggest when all else fails - read the instructions - read the Bible, turn to its pages to find the answers to life's problems.
    The problems of our day are nothing new. When one reads the Bible, one will find that the people of the Bible encountered the same problems that we face today.
    Consider these things: First, when we have lost our way in this life, read the instructions, so says David, "Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105).
    In a world of darkness, the Bible shines forth as the beacon of hope for all.
    Second, when we seek to know ourselves and our purpose for this life, read the instructions, so says Solomon, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." (Proverbs 1:7).
    Finally, when we doubt the way, ourselves, and the course of action that we have take, read the instructions, so says Jesus, "...I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me." (John 14:6).
    Are you searching for answers to life's problems? Have you lost your way? Are the dreams and aspirations fleeting as you go nowhere?
    When all else fails - read the instructions!
    Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ. michael@augcoc.kscoxmail.com

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