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Summary: Why is it, that no one wants to read the directions, or the owners manual, or the loan document papers, or most anything? I mean after all, isn’t the main purpose of those types of things, to get you familiar with....

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“Do I Have Too,”

Read The Instruction Manual?

Many a time, someone has tried to put something together and muttered those exact words.

Its generally a man thing, after all we have been doing things around the house forever and a day.

I think every man has a little bit of a Macgyver spirit in them, some more than others

You know the attitude, that if you just let me think about this for a moment, I think I can figure this thing out.

Don’t need no directions”, unless it’s the kind with plenty of pictures, right?

Every body knows pictures are the universal language of directions.

Many a time, projects were all but completed and they looked good!

Until the wife says; “what’s this little piece for?” and you say, “what little piece?” and how long have you known about that little piece?

And you end up taking the whole thing apart and having to do it all over again,

But that’s not the worst of it, its those dreaded 9 words, that every wife can’t wait to say

That once her husband has heard them one time, its more than enough, to last a lifetime!

And what are those words ladies?

I told you, you should have read the directions.

Well, am I right?

Why is it, that no one wants to read the directions, or the owners manual, or the loan document papers, or most anything?

I mean after all, isn’t the main purpose of those types of things, to get you familiar with the manufacturers intended use of their product

and how to fix it, if something should ever go wrong?

Makes perfect sense, who wouldn’t want to get the most, out of the manufacturers intended use and purpose of their creation?

Sounds good doesn’t it?

But in reality, human nature, or whatever it may be,

is content with only reading or learning enough to satisfy the immediate need that has presented itself to us, at the time!

And as a result, a lot of things that everyone owns, never get used to their full potential.

You notice it, when someone is selling you something and telling all the things that its supposed to do, but its like its 2nd hand information,

because it seems like they have not experienced it for themselves, everything that it can do!

Its kind of that way, with our faith and our relationship with God and His word.

The Bible is the best selling and most widely circulated book of all time,

According to statistics from Wycliffe International, the Society of

Gideon’s, and the International Bible Society,

the number of new Bibles

that are sold, given away, or otherwise distributed in the United States is about 168,000 per day.

The Bible can be read aloud, in just 70 hours.

And yet so few are willing to read it, most people even have multiple copies of it.

In it, can be found the answer and the key, to the whole worlds dilemma,

we need to pray that there would be a renewed hunger continually,

And not just after, what seems to be a world crisis, for God’s word in the world.

If we are ever going to realize the abundant life that has been given to us,

by the One who created us,


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