30: One Mistake Can Hurt
Scripture Lesson: Ecclesiastes 9:17-18
On this date in 1967, the Tigers were victims
of a no-hitter pitched by Orioles Steve Barber and Stu Miller. Despite having
no hits, the Tigers managed to win the game, 2-1. An error by Baltimore
shortstop Mark Belanger allowed the winning run to score in the top of the 9th.
The writer of Ecclesiastes teaches us some
great lessons today: (1) the quiet words of the wise are to be listened to more
that the loud words of a ruler of fools, (2) wisdom is better than weapons of
war, and (3) one sinner can destroy much good. When we sin, we can hurt more
than ourselves. The consequences of our sin can affect and even sometimes
destroy those around us. It is so important to live our lives without sin, and
when we do make a mistake, to repent and ask forgiveness. Our sin can hurt more
How can our sin affect
Why is it important to live
as sin free as we can?
What does our sin have the
potential to destroy?
Let’s heed the words of the writer today and
remember that our sin can destroy much good.
Posted on Sat, April 30, 2016
by David Daly