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History tells us that when Crowfoot, the chief of the Blackfoot nation in southern Alberta, gave the Canadian Pacific Railway permission to lay track from Medicine Hat to Calgary, he was given in exchange a lifetime railroad pass.

Reportedly, Crowfoot put the pass into a leather pouch and wore it around his neck for the rest of his life--but he never once availed himself of the rights and privileges it spelled out.

What a tragedy it is when Christians do the same thing with the Word of God, using it as a decorative badge of Christianity, but never availing themselves of the wealth of access to God’s thoughts it affords.

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