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Worship Jesus Ministries Trust Presents
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022



Proverbs 21:5”The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”

It was half yearly examination in our Abide school, (free school that we run for the poor) the English question paper was issued and I sat in the class for supervision. I found a senior boy sharp his pencil and write with a pencil, while he was supposed to write with pen, I looked at him sharply and asked why he was writing with the pencil, with a serious yet a scared look, he replied, ‘I’m worried if I would make mistakes in the examination paper and thereby dirty the paper if I write with pen, hence I am using pencil.’ His reasoning had good intention! Having heard me instruct million times about being clean and neat, he wanted to be careful before messing up! He wanted his answer paper to be clean and neat! Are you listening? I encouraged him to write with pen.  There are a handful of students who have this attitude of being careful, clean, tidy, neat, committed, cautious and hard working. Invariably these are the students who study well and progress, the boy whom I have mentioned above is a topper in the class as well as school. The most important thing about him is that he belongs to a tribal community and his parents are road laborers; still, he has meticulously followed my teachings and has put them into vogue as well. As I corrected his papers, I was filled with joy for investing my life into the lives of these lovely kids.

Despite the teachings, warnings and punishments, there are students who scribble, rub, make mistake again, rub and finally there would be a big black hole in the page! After this, I repeat, after the page is torn, messed and dirtied nothing can be done! Beware! These kids don’t do well in studies as well because of their reckless attitude; sadly, this does not stop here, it flows into their future and eventually ruins their life. Caveat! Straighten your life right away! Don’t wait for the big black hole to happen!

Haphazard, disorganized nature does not happen suddenly, it starts as a habit and develops into a character! It starts with being tardy and careless at school and then this permeates into their lives. King Saul disobeyed God when he spared some sheep of the Amalekites and said “the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen to sacrifice to the LORD your God.” Later this man turned murderous and hounds for the blood of David and eventually gets killed by an Amalekite (2 Samuel 1:8-10) and dies along with his sons in the battle. Big black hole!

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