Vol.II No.II Pg.2
March 1965

Does Your "Halo" Show?

Robert F. Turner

When you look into the mirror, does your Halo show? Have your wings begun to push through your shirt? You need special treatment, my friend -- a fresh look at the standard Jesus set for us. Here are just a few "pills".

Sunday, before you start to worship, take a few moments for remembering. Does some brother have reason to believe you have wronged him? (I said, "you wronged him" not "he wronged you.") 0. K. " Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." (Matt. 5t23-24)

Our sins need not be overt acts. Lust, anger, desire for revenge, selfishness, and others begin in an undisciplined mind. If you cannot control your "heart" you sin. (Matt; 5:21-48)

In the realm of business, have you some matter against a brother? Did you go directly to him to work out an agreement? Failing this, did you ask other brethren to assist you two in coming to an agreement? Or, did you find some pretext for discarding your "brotherly" status, and bring suit against your brother in civil court?? "I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren***? Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another." (1 Cor. 6:1-8)

How long has it been since you seriously considered 1 Tim. 5:4-6, 16?? Are you taking care of your parents, or grandparents, as here commanded? I know of one preacher who shipped his mother off to a "home" (?) to be supported by churches instead of taking his own responsibilities as commanded. (He has ample finances too.) I doubt that he ever uses 1 Tim. 5:4 as a sermon text.

A good look into the perfect law of liberty will dull that Halo, and clip those wings, for all who will give heed. We will ask God's forgiveness, and try to live a humbled better life before our blessed Lord.