Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April 27 , 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . Second Fastest Land Mammal In The World  (Cliff S)
Bible Study Verse
Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with  perseverance the race marked out for us. (NIV)
When I think of running, I think about pronghorn antelope. Now, they can run. As the second-fastest land mammal in the world, they can hit speeds of more than 60mph, only bested by the African cheetah. 
I have known a few unethical hunters that thought a Chevy 350 could outrun them. One in particular was gaining on a herd of antelope just before he hit the prairie dog mound that put an end to the chase. After several hundred dollars of repairs and a fine for harassing wildlife, he learned that stalking was a much better method for hunting antelope. 
(Ron T)

Action Point
God gave the antelope great speed and eyesight to avoid predators. God has given us the Holy Spirit, and spiritual gifts, and He does not want us to be ignorant of those gifts. I Corinthians 12:1 reminds us, "Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed," (NIV).  
By keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus and staying in God's Word, we can avoid those things that entangle us and prevent us from crossing the finish line of the race He has marked out for us.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Antelope are very curious animals. If you have a chance to archery hunt antelope, you can get them into range by using a decoy. You can buy a decoy at most hunting stores, or make your own decoy by using ¼" plywood, cutting out a silhouette of an antelope, and painting it the correct colors.