Posted by: Veroni Kruger | August 4, 2010

An outdated old book? Obviously you don’t know it!

WHY DON’T YOU TRY THIS ASTOUNDINGLY PRACTICAL WORKBOOK FOR LIFE?

Still from my book on the church, under the heading “Built on the foundation of Scripture”, more gems from the Bible

IT HAS PRACTICAL VALUE
To know how to live:
In its own words, (2 Timothy 3.16, 17) “it is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Better than any human institution:
The writer of Psalms 119.98-100 speaks of his own experience in studying the Word of God and following its wisdom:

Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,
for they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than my elders,
for I obey your precepts.

No wonder the psalmist concludes “Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalms 119.105)
How to avoid getting burnt
How is this for sound practical advice? “Let no debt remain outstanding” (Romans 13.8); “If you have put up security for your neighbor … “ do not rest until you have been set free of the obligation (Proverbs 6.1-5).

Best business practices
Many business planners would benefit from taking the advice in Ecclesiastes 11.1-6 seriously. Apart from its thoughts on work ethic and the brevity of life, it encourages foreign trade as well as diversified investment.

Cast your bread upon the waters,
for after many days you will find it again.
Give portions to seven, yes to eight,
for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
If clouds are full of water,
they pour rain upon the earth.
Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north,
in the place where it falls, there will it lie.
Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things.
Sow your seed in the morning,
and at evening let not your hands be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that,
or whether both will do equally well.

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  1. Lekker om dit te lees in Pakistan Pappie. Pappie skryf deksels goed.


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