10-11-2017 Beware Of What You Start

People devise things that eventually come back to, as we often say, haunt them, bite them, or backfire on them. “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him” (Proverbs 26:27 NKJV). David said the wicked, “made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown” (Psalm 7:15-16 NKJV). As Jesus said: “all who take the sword will perish by the sword” (Matthew 26:52 NKJV). Truly, “An angry man stirs up strife, And a furious man abounds in transgression” (Proverbs 29:22 NKJV). Whether “road rage” or “street fighting,” beware of what you start, you may get finished.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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Some of my old habits

There are several old patterns in my life that are no longer observed.

One of the things my wife and I used to do was to get into the car and drive somewhere just to go. With the price of gasoline nearing (and in some places exceeding) four dollars per gallon, we no longer do that.

We’ve also stopped making trips to the doctor just because one of us doesn’t feel well. Again, largely economic factors forced us to stop seeing a physician unless there is a major problem.

And, I find I no longer walk through Wal-Mart, looking at merchandise. Now, we have a list of items we want to get and stick to it.

How many songs have been written entitled, “Old Habits Die Hard?” When I searched the topic on Google, there were dozens.

Make a new habit this Sunday by attending church. This is a habit that can begin as easily and any other, and will have eternal benefits.

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