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Monday, July 21, 2014
July 21, 2014
Today's Photograph . . . . Missing Heaven By 14 Inches, The Distance From One's Mind To One's Heart (Tom L)
Bible Study Verses
Matthew 15: 8-9
" 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.' " (NIV)
Because of the open country and mountains in Wyoming, we often have to shoot longer distances when hunting big game. It is very important to have a rifle, scope and ammunition that is capable of shooting long distances with accuracy. It is also important to practice shooting long distances at the range. Huskemaw and Leupold among others make scopes with custom turrets set for your bullet weight, speed, elevation, and temperature. Kenton industries also makes custom turrets for most scopes. All you have to do is range the target and turn the turret to the corresponding distance. These turrets eliminate the guess work in holding above your target at long distances and possibly missing the target.
Missing the target reminded me of a talk given by Pastor Johnny Hunt at a men's retreat in Florida this past winter.
The Pharisees dedicated their lives to the study of God, but they never surrendered their hearts to him. Pastor Hunt said that people like this miss heaven by 14 inches, the distance from their mind to their heart.
Are we just going through the motions of being a Christian on Sunday or have we totally committed our lives to Jesus Christ? We certainly don't want the Lord to say, "I never knew you."
"Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' " Matthew 7:23(NIV).
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Before you send away for a custom turret, make sure you have found an accurate load that will do the job for you. The cost runs between $120-$150.