Regarding boredom, I’ve can always find something profitable to do – even in a doctor’s waiting room. I always take a good Bible-related book written by one of the brethren, so that I’m constantly learning while I’m waiting.
As I grow older, I’m very aware that time is of the essence: http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2006/01/08/making-wise-use-of-our-time/
As our Lord once stated:
“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4).
Here’s an article I wrote on being productive in a doctor’s waiting room:
What is my favorite book in the Bible to teach?
The book of Romans, because it emphasizes obedience, from the beginning of the book to the end of the book (Romans 1:1-5; Romans 6:16-17; Romans 16:25-26).
Alister McGarth, Christianity’s Dangerous Idea! It is a historical analysis of the consequences of the reformation/restoration principle of the right of every individual to study, interpret and apply the scripture. Not only is it excellent history but it clarifies the process through which this history has progressed/regressed.
As in Revelation 4, Revelation 5 is a magnificent scene as well, of prayers and praise to the One who was able to open the book (Revelation 5:5). The book symbolizes God’s eternal purpose for man’s salvation (Ephesians 1:3-14; Ephesians 3:1-11). The “new song” in Revelation 5:9, is the song of redemption. The expression “new song” is one which comes from an expression of gratitude in the heart of man due to some mighty deed (or deeds) of God. We see this expression being used in Psalms 33:3; 40:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1.
In Isaiah, we find that because of the many wonderful works of God (Isaiah 42:5-9), the prophet wanted to “sing unto Jehovah a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth” (Isaiah 42:10).
I received Randal Matheny ‘s book,”Choose! 13 Choices to Transform Your Heart and Soul” today. It’s chock full of Choice thoughts, Choice scripture and Choice quotes! This book will be a blessing to everyone who gets it, possesses it and reads it.
A recent quote that made me sit up? General Robert E. Lee once stated: “The Bible is a book in comparison with which all others in my eyes are of minor importance, and which in all my perplexities and distresses has never failed to give me light and strength”
The Bible has never failed to give me light and strength either.
General Douglas MacArthur was heard to say to one of his fellows: “Believe me, sir, never a night goes by, be I ever so tired, but I read the Word of God before I go to bed.”
Even though dead, General MacArthur still speaks, providing us a great example!