TID BITS OF WISDOMMONTHLY REPORT
It is hard to believe that we are coming so close to the end of the year.
As usual this year has been lled with blessings and testings. We have had
some very nostalgic times this year. Thank God for the gift of memory. Wereally appreciate your prayers for this ministry. It seems there has been a
struggle to give attention to the work and a great ght to nd a quite time to
think and write. You will notice that this month is very late, BUT it is done!Many of you have given special gifts to the paper this year and we appreciateit very much. While money has not been a burden (thank you), getting the
message out has been a spiritual ght.
Bro. Bob & Betty Sue Smith would appreciate your prayers as BettySue recovers from open heart surgery. Her report has been very good butshe has some days of recovery left. She and Bro. Bob are in their 80’s andstill serving faithfully. We learned today that our dear friend Lucile Dowdywent to be with the Lord yesterday. Our prayers are with her family.We received a letter and a gift telling us they could only name eight of the commandments. How about you? How many did you remember? Notany that we asked could name all ten! Very interesting.
Letter: Dear Jerry & Gloria, The paper is always a blessing. The teaching onthe Ten Commandments was helpful and George Muller’s wisdom is always good to read. We would like to give this gift in memory of Louise White whowent to be with the Lord October 6, 2012 at age 100 years. She loved the Lord, His Word, missionaries and people and nished her course while keeping the
faith. Bill & Linda R.
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is true and not just hearsay? You mayhave heard some gossip and thoughtyou were telling the truth, yet what youheard was not true. Be careful withyour witness. Once words have beenspoken they cannot be taken back.My wife and I experiencedsome false witness against our charac-ter a few years back and many peoplegot a false opinion of who we wereand what we believed. We spent manyhours trying to clean up the false wit-ness, but somewhere there is someonewho never heard the truth and theygo on thinking bad thoughts about us.Those who spread the false witnesswere not necessarily thinking of usand what those words would do to us.Those who spoke falsely only wantedthe position we had been put in andthey were hoping to remove us so theycould go forward with their plans. Je-sus said from the cross, “Father forgivethem for they know not what they do.”I think that was the case with thosespeaking against us. I don’t think theywere aware of what they were doing tous at that time. Someone spoke it andthey took it to be truth. I’m sure wehave been guilty of the same thing atone time or another. God help us tostop and make sure we are speakingtruth before we speak.
THOU SHALL NOT covet thyneighbour’s house, thou shalt notcovet thy neighbour’s wife, nor hismanservant, nor his maidservant,nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thingthat is thy neighbour’s.
What do you do when some-one is blessed with someone or some-thing that you have craved for. Areyou grateful for their blessing. Do youcovet their blessing? To covet is to de-sire what they
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theyhave. To covet is to wish they didn’thave it and you did.I remember some years agothat we were praying and asking theLord to give us a motor home. We re-ally felt we needed it. We had prayedfor one about 2 years when a friendcalled and asked us if we could drive them out of town to pick up a motor homethat had been given to them. My wife said, “Not only has the Lord not given usone, but now He wants us to take these people to pick up their blessing that wehad prayed for.” Maybe God was trying us. These people had not prayed for oneand did not know they were going to need one. About three months later theyunderstood their need for one. My wife and I thanked God for what He had donefor them and believed that if we truly needed one, God would provide. We wouldstill like one, but only in God’s time. To covet is to wish loss to the one who pos-sesses what you desire. A Christian is to bless others, not wish them loss. Rejoicewith them like you would want them to rejoice with you.I must say, a person who covets another person’s mate is a person who hasnever learned to be content with what God has put in their life. It is a person whothinks that the grass is always greener on the other side. If only my mate werelike their mate!!! A person who dreams of having someone else’s mate is a personwho is not facing reality. God help us to look at these commandments and takethem to heart.
CHURCH SIGN!If you’re not thankful, you must be a turkey!