Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (18th September, 2015)

Posted: September 18, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Daily Inspiration, Devotional, Motivation
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September 18, 2015

REFLECTION

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READ: Ecclesiastes 4:1-8

When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth…then I beheld all the work of God…

Ecclesiastes 8:16,17

The Scriptures we are studying today were written by King Solomon, a political leader of his day. You will notice the phrase “and I considered”. You will also notice the phrase “I applied my heart to wisdom”. It is time to start turning things over in your mind. Be a deepthinker.

The story is told of a man who went into a store to buy some brains. There were four different brains on sale. The salesperson said, “These are the brains from a nation that invented airplanes, rockets, and satellites.” He continued, “These next ones are from a nation that invented televisions, videos, telephones, radios and stereo systems.” He went on, “This third set of brains comes from a nation that has developed beautiful cities, roads, bridges, trains, airports, tunnels, etc.” He concluded, “This last set of brains are from a nation which has invented nothing and built nothing for itself. This nation even has foreigners coming in to build roads and toilets.”

The salesman stated, “The first three brains are affordable, but the fourth set of  brains is very expensive. Those brains are fresh, unused and full of potential.”

This unfortunate story tells us how important it is to use the brains God has given us. No matter how spiritual you are, God still expects you to use your brains. A great person is someone who contemplates, reflects, ponders and deliberates over issues. Thinking is not a non-spiritual activity. To achieve greatness, use this gift-your brains!

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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