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Thursday, August 20 We should no longer be . . . carried here and there . . . by means of the trickery of men.​—Eph. 4:14.

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Thursday, August 20

We should no longer be . . . carried here and there . . . by means of the trickery of men.—Eph. 4:14.


A story that is only 10 percent true is 100 percent misleading. Consider what happened to the Israelites dwelling on the western side of the Jordan River in the days of Joshua. (Josh. 22:9-34) They received a report that the Israelites living on the eastern side had constructed a large, impressive altar. That portion of the report was true. Based on this incomplete information, those on the western side concluded that their brothers had rebelled against Jehovah. (Josh. 22:9-12) Thankfully, before attacking, they sent a delegation of trustworthy men to get all the facts. What did the men learn? The altar was built, not for sacrifices, but as a memorial, so that in the future all would know that they too were faithful servants of Jehovah. How thankful those Israelites must have been that they did not massacre their brothers based on incomplete information but took the time to get the facts! w18.08 5 ¶9-10

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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We should make sure we have all the facts before passing judgement on someone! Asking questions will often time give us the answer we need! As the old folks say, don't go off half cocked! The Watchtower uses an expression I've used for quite a while, A story that is only 10% true is 100% misleading! Most of the time when one is accused, it's only on 10% of the information! May your day be awesome, enlightening and encouraging!


Good thing those Israelites went to investigate first! Totally different from what they thought! It could have been ugly, ugly!

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