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How to Succeed inMarriage
Be realistic, and expect challenges. A marriage may be put to the test by thoughtless or unkind words, financial problems, serious illness, orthe stresses of raising children. Hence, the Bible frankly statesthat those who marry “will have tribulation in their flesh.”(1 Corinthians 7:28) But tribulations, or trials, need not weaken a marriage. In fact, when two people love each other and possess godly wisdom, they have the means to resolve potentially
CopingWith Hard Economic Times
Be diligent. “Thelazy one is showing himself desirous, but his soul has nothing.However, the very soul of the diligent ones will be made fat.”(Proverbs 13:4) The lesson? Develop the reputation of being anhonest, hard worker. Good workers are greatly valued by employers andmay be more likely to be the first ones hired and the last onesfired.—Ephesians 4:28.
Consider the costbefore buying. Jesus said: “Who of you that wants to build atower does not first
WhatDoes It Mean to Turn the Other Cheek?
IN HIS celebrated Sermonon the Mount, Jesus Christ said: “Do not resist him that is wicked;but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other also tohim.”—Matthew 5:39.
What did he mean? Was heurging Christians to become passive victims? Are Christians expectedto suffer in silence and refuse to seek legal protection?
To understand what Jesusmeant, we must consider the context of his statement, as well as hisaudience. Jesus prefaced
Tithingand the Law of Moses
Tithing was part of abody of laws given by God through Moses to the ancient nation ofIsrael. Twelve tribes of Israel were required by law to support a13th tribe, the priestly Levites, who had no land inheritance. Thisenabled the Levites to concentrate on the spiritual needs of thenation. (Numbers 18:21-24) Being an agricultural people, theIsraelites were not required to pay the tithe in cash. Rather, it wasto come from the land’s produce and from the increase