An old evangelist was telling another man how he might improve his lifestyle.

“You know,” answered the fellow, “I’ve been aiming to do that.”

“Well,” said the preacher, “quit aiming and start shooting.”

The Bible says, “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness” (1 John 3:4).

This literally means to miss the mark. Honestly now, are you hitting the mark of righteousness? The life you are living today, how close are you to what God desires? Good intentions are good but no matter how good the intention is it will never replace the act itself. Good intentions will not get us to heaven! Read Matthew 7:21.

Matt Richardson
via Sayre church of Christ
Sayre, OK

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