Testing a New Auto

Testing a New Auto

Glenn Leonard, a bulldozer operator driving to his home in the country, decided to test the acceleration of his new automobile. He passed the side road to his farm, made a sharp U turn at the next road, sped back and turned in the far road. Meanwhile, the driver of a station wagon observed the rapid turn and burst of speed; he mistook the light­blue machine for an unmarked police car, and turned into the road to Leonard's farm to escape detection. The station wagon driver was closely followed by Leonard, who was only interested in getting home. The alarmed driver continued at high speed to the dead end of the road, where he abandoned the station wagon, which was loaded with stolen coffee, cigarettes, and shotgun shells.

The Bible says, "The wicked flee when no man pursueth..." (PROVERBS 28:1). How often it is that men run away from nothing more than their own conscience, carrying it with them all the time.

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. (Prov. 28:1)

1. How can studying the Word of God keep you from fleeing when there is no pursuit?

2. Read Jeremiah 8:6. What does this tell you about human nature?

3. What consolation does Christianity offer to those on the run?

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