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  • Michael Harmon: The good old days

  • What is it that you remember about the good old days?
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  • Do you remember your younger years? What is it that you remember in the good old days?
    If you are like me, we don’t always remember things the way they happened. But there are some things that I do remember about the good old days.
    First, I remember when people when people said, “Thank you” often and especially when a kind word or deed was paid to them.
    Second, I remember when the spoken word was sufficient and it was confirmed with the good old handshake. This confirmed your promise(s) to an individual, company, bank and whatever else.
    Finally, I remember when the elderly were treated with respect and honor because of their age and experience in living life. As a young man I was encouraged to seek out the wisdom of an elderly person for guidance and encouragement in the pursuit of life. These traits and more are the signs of a society that is cultured, educated, and knows the God of the Bible. From within the Good Book do we learn these traits and more when we learn of God and His will for us!
    Solomon writes, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34)
     
     
    Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ. michael@augcoc.kscoxmail.com
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