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“The Bible is so strict and old-fashioned,” said a young man to a gray-haired friend, who was advising him to study God’s Word if he would learn how to live. “There are plenty of books written nowadays that are moral enough in their teachings, and do not bind one down to the Bible.”

The old merchant turned to his desk, and took out two rulers, one of which was slightly bent. With each of these he ruled a line, and silently handed the ruled paper to his companion.

“Well,” said the lad, “what do you mean?”

“One line is not straight and true, is it? When you mark out your path in life, do not take a crooked ruler.”—Christian Worker, Signs of the Times, March 18, 1889.

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