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Friday, October 31, 2008

Issue # 27 - What’s your I ‘Q’ ?

Here’s a story I found very interesting with real life comparisons. Imagine this, a group of thieves broke into a jewelry store one night. What did they steal? Here’s the strange thing about this story, all they did was switched all the price tags.

The following day, no one could tell what was valuable and what was cheap. The expensive jewels had suddenly become cheap, and the costume jewelry, which had been virtually worthless before, was suddenly of great value. Customers who thought they were purchasing valuable gems were getting fakes. Those who couldn't afford the higher priced items were leaving the store with treasures.

Well today as our series From A - Z continues, I bring to the forefront the letter 'Q'.
It’s now time for 'quality'. Are you getting quality for your money?

1. A distinctive element.
2. High style in quality, manner, or dress
3. Degree of excellence.
4. Exceptionally good of its kind.

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort"
John Ruskin

What if I asked you if everything in life has a value on it? O.K., what I really would like to know then is does each of these match up to it’s value?

You walk into the food store to pick up an item and you notice the price went up. But wait a minute that’s not the only surprise. Through close observation you notice that the size of it has been reduced.

Wow! First the price goes up and then a smaller product. Today so many claims are being made by people and companies about their products or service. Poor quality customer service, poor quality product , poor quality work, are often the areas you hear complaints about.

Whatever you purchase in life, I’m sure you want the best quality product. I rally don’t blame you, cause there is nothing wrong with getting your money’s worth. In these days and times more people want your money, but what are they offering you? This means you have to be more and more alert to scams and con artist.

Meanwhile, back to our opening story about the jewelry store thieves. I want you to know, in our world someone also came in and switched all the price tags. It isn’t easy telling what is of value and quality and what is not. The world puts a high price tag on popularity, prestige, beauty, fame, accumulation of material wealth and the power that goes with it.

In return, they also make it appear that things pertaining to God aren’t that important and therefore don’t see them as of great value. In the only "jewelry store" that matters: the kingdom of God, remember Jesus taught us that the real truth behind the accumulation of wealth is virtually worthless. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:" Matthew 6:19(KJV). Well you know if Jesus gave you a warning he will also give you some words of advice .And what is that you ask? "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:" Matthew 6:20 (KJV)

I pray as the people of America go to the polls that the candidate of their choice be a man of good quality.

"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves".
Ray Kroc, Founder, McDonald’s

Did you know?
The first electronic mail, or "email", was sent in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson. It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name of the user from the name of the computer.


Bible Reading:-
Matthew 6: 19-34

Coming next week: The series continues…letter 'R'

Take care until…......and God Bless ya

Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:

Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come
short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.

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