While working as a radiology technician in a hospital emergency room, I took x-rays of a trauma patient. I brought the films to our radiologist, who studied the multiple fractures of the femurs and pelvis.
“What happened to this patient?” he asked in astonishment.
“He fell out of a tree,” I reported.
The radiologist wanted to know what the patient was doing up a tree.
“I’m not sure, but his paperwork states he works for Bob’s Expert Tree Service.”
Gazing intently at the x-rays, the radiologist blinked and said, “Cross out ‘Expert.'”
My snooze button on my alarm clock isn’t working right. What good is an alarm clock that doesn’t let me keep going back to sleep.
Thought for the day
Ephesians 6:17 says, “Accept God’s salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (NCV).
There are two things you need to do in order to handle temptation. Salvation is the first step: “Accept God’s salvation as your helmet.” What does a helmet do? It protects your head and your mind, and that’s where the battle is going on.
The second step is to receive God’s Word to use as a sword. Truth is the antidote to temptation. You need to get the truth that is in that book into your mind.