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Sunday, May 25, 2014
May 25, 2014
Today's Photograph . . . . Do You Want To Be Of "Noble Character?" (NPS)
Bible Study Verse
Acts 17: 11
Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (NIV)
Thoughts A buddy of mine and fellow game warden was telling me about a call he received, he said a lady had reported a pelican tangled up in fishing line and the bird couldn't fly away to join up with the other pelicans. When he got to the lake the lady took him to the pelican which was about 15 feet off the shore.
Now here is where the story gets good. My friend grabbed his lariat rope, built a loop, took a couple of swings, and let the loop fly. He caught the bird on the first try, dragged it back to shore, removed the fishing line, and released the pelican to fly off and join its friends. He thanked the lady for reporting the incident, jumped in his vehicle, and drove away. No big deal.
It's a good story and my buddy is well known for his stories, but what he didn't know is that I happened to know the lady that called it in. When I got back home I gave her a call and asked about the incident, by golly she told me the exact same story. ( Ron T)
Action Point Do you want to be of "noble character?" Then check out what you hear, a person hears a lot of good messages and sometimes some not so good messages.
Go ahead and examine the scriptures to make sure what your hearing lines up with God's word. If it does, than receive the message with great eagerness. If not, let it out the other ear.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day Roll up some old grocery plastic bags and put them in your tackle box; they come in handy for unlimited reasons. One reason being, you can fill them up with trash that others have left behind, such as old fishing line and other things that can injure wildlife.