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Reminders


A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and bailed out. Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said "I'm a doctor, I save lives, so I must live," and jumped out. The lawyer then said, "I'm a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live." He also grabbed a parachute and jumped. The priest looked at the little boy and said, "My son, I've lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace." The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, "Not to worry, Father. The 'smartest man in the world' just took off with my back pack." What a funny story. What a great reminder that even those who think they are the smartest people in the world are not all that smart. What about Christians? Even the most mature Christians need to be reminded of things, not because the Christian lacks intelligence, but because we sometimes forget. A reminder is a thing that causes someone to remember something. The bible is filled with reminders for God’s people. God speaking through the Prophet Ezekiel said, “No longer shall it be the confidence of the house of Israel, but will REMIND them of [their] iniquity when they turned to follow them. Then they shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 29:16 To the Corinthians Paul wrote, “For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will REMIND you of my ways in Christ.” 1 Cor 4:17 Paul writing to Timothy said, “Therefore I REMIND you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” 2 Tim 1:6 To Titus He said, “REMIND them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,” Titus 3:1 Jude wrote, “But I want to REMIND you, though you once knew this, Jude 1:5 How are you doing with reminders?


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