Get Rid of Guilt
Dr. Jim Denison
My brother was the kickoff speaker for this fall’s Men’s Bible Study. Mark began with a mind trick I want to try on you today. It worked when he did it–let’s see if it works this morning.
Pick a number between one and ten. Double it. Add eight. Now divide that number in half. Subtract your original number. Do you have your final number?
Now match that number to the alphabet. If it is one, your letter is A; if it is two, your letter is B; and so on. Do you have your letter? Now think of a country which begins with that letter. Then think of an animal which begins with the second letter of that country’s name. Then think of a color which describes that animal.
The only problem is, there are no gray elephants in Denmark.
Our minds are God’s greatest gifts to us. Our intellectual capacity is the only attribute which enables our superiority on this planet. Other animals have far better eyesight, hearing, strength, stamina, and so on. Our minds are our best friends, or our worst enemies. “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7, KJV). What we think is what we become.