Twelve bees were placed in a jar in a darkened room. A light was beamed onto the bottom of the jar, and then the lid removed. Instinctively, the bees flew toward the light and couldn't escape. So they died trying to buzz their way through the bottom of the jar. Next the researchers took twelve common houseflies and repeated the experiment. Within seconds the flies had found their way out of the jar. Now, bees are more intelligent than flies and their survival instincts are better. Yet it was those very instincts that doomed the bees. There's a lesson here. You may be very intelligent, yet your preconceived notions can doom you to failure in life. Assumptions, rigidity, and force of habit can cause you to keep doing things that don't work and make no sense. Dr. James Dobson says: "Until 1992 I wrote books with pencils and yellow pads. I did that for years after word processors were available. The twentieth century was almost over before I decided to join it." Are you afraid to abandon an old belief system, or learn a new skill, or tackle a new project? When you're finished learning, you're finished! The only real limitations are those we place on ourselves by refusing to learn. "Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning." (Proverbs 9:9). "The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge." (Proverbs 18:15). Don't let your fears and preconceived ideas keep you from growing; be teachable.
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." (Romans 8:26)
The gift of God's Spirit is truly miraculous and sure sign of His evident mercy. Though uncomprehending His work or power, ever will He aid us in our multiplied weakness. He is working in us daily causing us to be conformed to the image of Christ Himself. Praise the Lord for this Helper all you people of God!
Week #45 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Deuteronomy 1-3
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 33-36
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 128-130
Wednesday: (Poetry) Ecclesiastes 5-6
Thursday: (Prophecy) Haggai
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 13-14
Saturday: (Letters) 1 Peter 1-3