#930 September 6, 1992 a.m.
(transcribed from tape)
WHEN A LIFE SEEMS WASTED
We're studying Hebrews, chapter number 11. And we've come to the section of
Hebrews that deals with all the personalities. And that's what we have in Hebrews
chapter 11. So if you open your Bibles with me, I'm going to read only the 32nd
verse and we're going to zero in on Samson. We've had one session on Samson.
This is Samson number 2. Hebrews 11:32, the writer says;
"And what more shall I say for time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak,
Samson, Jephtah, or David or Samuel and the prophets."
Let's bow for prayer together.
Father, we thank you and we praise Thee for the privilege of working for labor,
for the sweat of the brow, for the abilities you've given us to make a difference
in this world for Thee, and for good and our vocational callings. Father, I pray
right now that You will speak and let me get out of the way, so that Thy Word
and Thy Truth might be heard, received, understood, and Father, may we leave
this place putting it into practice right where we live. For this is our prayer
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The British Navy was involved in some maneuvers. And they had a whole series there
of cruisers involved. And the captain of all the ships was on edge because the
admiral was in a flagship watching. And the admiral in the flagship suddenly gave a
command to do a maneuver, a turn of 90 degrees. And they were in such close
proximity when they turned for 90 degrees it would have to be a perfect turn. And
all of the captains caught the signal of the admiral. And all the cruisers turned exactly
the right moment except one. One captain missed the signal. And the result was that
he had to do some fancy sailing to keep from colliding with another cruiser and
another cruiser had to slip by another cruiser. And suddenly only with expert
seamanship did they escape a major, major disaster. When everything had calmed
down and ...
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