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A Subtle Reminder

Every day mail boxes are filled with reminders. Letters sent to remind you of an obligation, usually to pay a specific bill by a certain date. While many individuals have opted to set up their banking online, there will always be mailboxes filled with daily reminders. After a quick glance, most of the junk mail goes directly to the garbage, the recycle bin or a pile to be burned.

For anyone who eats and drinks without discriminating and recognizing with due appreciation that [it is Christ’s] body, eats and drinks a sentence (a verdict of judgment) upon himself, 1 Corinthians 11:29.

Whether you pick up a Bible, daily devotional or read online translations, this book is filled with spiritual reminders. In the passage above, the apostle Paul warns believers about going through the motions while taking communion. Instead of following the crowd to get in line, take some time for self reflection, If your heart isn’t right with God, it’s okay to abstain.

That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason many of you are weak and sickly, and quite enough of you have fallen into the sleep of death, 1 Corinthians 11:30.

While the Walking Dead is a popular television series on AMC, if you look closely enough each day, you’ll pass by many people who are lifeless. They may not be zombies, but a lack of joy leaves a growing number comfortably numb. To avoid falling prey to apathy, depression or suicidal thoughts, make sure you take time to read the Bible daily. Once inside you’ll find subtle reminders to keep you from going through the motions.

by Jay Mankus

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