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From: Forthright Magazine <ba@...>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 13:45:42 -0500
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Straight to the Cross


GUEST COLUMN

Do It Yourself
by Jim McDoniel

Henry Ford had carved into his fireplace mantel
the words, "Chop your own wood and it will warm
you twice." Doing jobs for ourselves can be
rewarding and beneficial.

Several years ago, a friend in the lawn-mowing
business asked me to hire him to take care of my
yard. I told him that I got a lot of exercise from
my yard work. If I paid him to do my yard work, I
would have to pay a health club for exercise time.
(Now, at my present age, I do my own yard work and
pay the health club to help me exercise.)

The basic principle has even greater application
when I come to the realm of spiritual knowledge.
If I search and find the meaning of a passage for
myself, I will remember it better than if I have
someone else study the passage for me. Also, I may
learn some additional truths while searching the
passage.
__________
Jim preaches at the www.legacychurchofchrist.com,
from whose Daily Bulletin this article was taken,
with permission.

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