Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 7, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . It's Just A Matter Of Time . . . "Rack- Rack"  (MQ)  
Bible Study Verse
Numbers 32:23c
And you may be sure that your sin will find you out. (NIV)  

There is a universal sound among most outdoorsmen. All one needs to do is hear the sound and you know what it means. I call it "rack- rack." 

Most of you have heard it; and when used in game warden work, it's a warning sound. During night patrols, we employ it when we find the night-time poacher and we know he is armed. Rack-rack is the sound of an 870 police shotgun loading 00 buckshot into the chamber. Usually it's employed just at the right time-- when the poacher is stopped and the flashing lights and spotlight are shining into their rear window-- they know they've been had. It also says, "This is a warning; do as you're told; time to stop." 

It is often the same with God as He make us aware . . . when we hear or sense His words--the sound of His voice. We may hear it in something someone said during a small part of a conversation which makes the sound, "rack -rack." It's time to stop, to quit, or time to pay attention--a warning, a rack- rack of grace before the trigger is pulled and our sin finds us out. 

I have been there, and so, probably, have you. Maybe you hear it now. Stop and make a U-turn. Come back to your First Love and put an end to whatever the issue is. It's always more painful when your sin finds you out, and it always does. It's just a matter of time. "Rack- rack." 
Action Point
Our God is the God of second chances; and there is almost always the "rack-rack" before sin finds us out. Time to stop.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Use only a small amount of oil on shotgun slides. Too much attracts dirt.