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Misunderstanding the Memo

2 Timothy 1:13-14
(13)  Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
(14)  That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

J Edgar Hoover ran the FBI with an iron fist. As a result, almost all of his subordinates were on the lookout for ways to impress their powerful boss. A young FBI agent put in charge of the supply department attempted to cut costs and impress his boss by reducing the size of the office memo paper.

One of the new memo sheets soon ended up on Hoover’s desk. Hoover took one look at it, determined he didn’t like the size of the margins on the paper, and quickly wrote down on the memo, “Watch the borders!” The memo was passed on through the office.

For the next six weeks, it was extremely difficult to enter the U.S. by road from either Mexico or Canada. The FBI was watching the borders. They thought they had received a warning from their chief, but they hadn’t. They had transformed an innocuous comment into a solemn warning.

Many messages are confused or misinterpreted. In the Old Testament days, the people didn’t have the entire Bible, so God gave them prophets, holy men of God, who relayed God’s messages. If a prophet refused to relay God’s message to the people, he was no longer useful to the Lord. God could speak, but if the prophet was not surrendered and obedient, the people would never get God’s message.

Think about your own life. God has given you a message called salvation. He has spoken it to you through His Word, and you are His spokesperson, sent to tell the ones He loves of salvation. Are you communicating it to them? Have you spoken the truth of God’s Word to those around you? Determine to relay God’s message of salvation to others today, for there will be a day when you will no longer be able to tell them.

May 8, 2020 - Posted by | Coronovirus, Covid-19, Devotional, Madison Street Baptist Church

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