Ten Commandments

Never Too Old

In Jewish religious folklore, there is the story of the student of the Torah who announced to his teacher that he felt qualified to be a rabbi. “What are your qualifications?” the teacher asked. The student answered, “I have reached a high degree of asceticism. I have disciplined my body so that I can sleep …

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Christian Hands

There is an old story about a notorious bandit in the Far East who had been badly injured and taken to a Christian mission hospital. As the result of weeks of excellent care, the bandit recovered completely. He was so grateful for the treatment he received that he resolved he would never again rob a …

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Tomorrow Belongs To God

In religion classes, among the first lessons taught to children are the Ten Commandments. Some teachers require that they be memorized. Others prefer to stress the underlying principles of the commandments. One teacher, who combined both approaches, would relate an incident to illustrate one of the commandments and then ask the children which commandment applied. …

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At Rights With God

From the pen of an anonymous poet: I got up early one morning, and rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish, I didn’t have time to pray. Trouble just tumbled about me, and heavier came each task, “Why doesn’t God help me? I wondered, He answered, “You didn’t ask!” I wanted …

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