A man was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet.
“I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day. Then eat regularly again for two days, then skip a day. Repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least five pounds.”
When the man returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 60 pounds!
“Wow, that’s amazing!” the doctor said. “Did you follow my instructions?”
The man nodded. “I’ll tell you though, I thought I was going to drop dead on the third day.”
“From the hunger, you mean?” asked the doctor.
“No, from the skipping.”
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Thought for the Day
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. I Corinthians 10:13
Paul offers up a series of concise commands here to the Corinthian church in closing the letter. They need vigilance, not apathy. Faithful resolve, not vacillation. Strength (no doubt God’s strength), not to rely on (human) weakness. Consistent love, not selfishness or hardened hearts.