Pop And No Kick
“But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:8-11)
Today’s Morsel: In the Army, one of the lessons we would teach our soldiers during Basic Rifle Marksmanship Training was that if they were firing their weapon and they pulled the trigger and they heard a pop (the trigger extractor hitting the bullet) but they felt no recoil, then their weapon did not fire, and that they must apply immediate action quickly to get it firing again. This was especially true in combat. Job told his friends they were all physicians of no value. In other words, they had a pop but no kick. They had words, but no effectiveness in his situation. If we are not able to aid others in their dilemmas, then we may need to apply immediate action to our life. Our words must be effective for edification and aid to others in their dilemmas. We need to apply immediate action so our words are effective for edification.
Sing: There is power, power, wonder working power, in the blood, of the Lamb; there is power, power, wonder working power in the precious blood of the Lamb.
Though For Today: Death and life are in the tongue