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    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

Vantage Point: Good Advice From the Best Source

By Ken Horn
April 11, 2010

“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” (Proverbs 25:11, NIV).

Good advice is priceless.

“Be careful, son. Even the big rocks move.” My dad gave me this advice while I was leaping from boulder to boulder and he was making his way carefully around the longer way to the river we would be fishing.

I should have listened. I learned that lesson the hard way when I leaped to a rock that tipped and dumped me in the river.

Think before you speak. Don’t spend it if you don’t have it. Where there’s a will there’s a way.

The world is full of good advice based on common sense that can change our lives for the better if we will just listen.

Even better than common sense is the foundation of all wisdom — the Bible.

God’s Word holds the universe’s great truths and answers. But it also holds the answers to little things that can plague the lives of ordinary people. It is absolutely packed with good advice. Clever individuals may find catchy ways to express these truths, but good advice finds its roots in the Word.

We thought we would compile a lot of this advice in this issue — practical answers for issues our readers face.

Are you grieving from a loss, suffering depression, or fighting temptation? The Bible’s answers are here.

Maybe you need something more basic. We have biblical advice on what God expects of you and how to be a good steward. We have tips on how to take care of your body and how to engage in spiritual warfare.

The issues of self-image, receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and facing tragedy are here as well.

The Bible is the best self-help, how-to book ever published. Its advice is clear and usable. Read through this issue for challenges you may face, and ask the Lord to help put this superb counsel to work in your life.

Ken Horn


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