May 22, 2012
Today's Photograph . . . . Black Bear Track (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (NIV)
When visiting a friend at his home, I noticed a sign hanging next to his game trophies which read:
WE INTERRUPT THIS MARRIAGE FOR THE HUNTING SEASON.
Is this a rut into which sportsmen tend to fall?
I've found that I must maintain a balance. Our scripture verse tells us to have a sacrificial love for our wives. Philippians 2:44 instructs, "Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others," (NIV).
Do we consider the needs and interests of our wives and children who don't hunt? As the spiritual head of the family, it is important to set an example and have our priorities in order.
Instead of scheduling back-to-back hunting weekends from September through December, meet with your family and plan some activities together.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
When you are hunting on the Lord's Day, take time before you leave to read a devotional and have prayer time.