April 30-One Mistake Can Hurt

April 30-One Mistake Can Hurt

April 30: One Mistake Can Hurt


Scripture Lesson: Ecclesiastes 9:17-18


On this date in 1967, the Tigers were victims of a no-hitter pitched by Orioles Steve Barber and Stu Miller. Despite having no hits, the Tigers managed to win the game, 2-1. An error by Baltimore shortstop Mark Belanger allowed the winning run to score in the top of the 9th.


The writer of Ecclesiastes teaches us some great lessons today: (1) the quiet words of the wise are to be listened to more that the loud words of a ruler of fools, (2) wisdom is better than weapons of war, and (3) one sinner can destroy much good. When we sin, we can hurt more than ourselves. The consequences of our sin can affect and even sometimes destroy those around us. It is so important to live our lives without sin, and when we do make a mistake, to repent and ask forgiveness. Our sin can hurt more than us.

  1. How can our sin affect others?

  2. Why is it important to live as sin free as we can?

  3. What does our sin have the potential to destroy?

Let’s heed the words of the writer today and remember that our sin can destroy much good.




1 comment (Add your own)

1. Marlene wrote:
I'm not quite sure how to say this; you made it etxermely easy for me!

Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 9:59 PM

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