Now I Understand

A business offered a new pension plan that called for a small employee contribution. The company would pay the rest. Everybody but Sam had signed up for the plan. Unfortunately, 100 percent employee participation was needed. Otherwise the plan would not be adopted.

Sam’s boss and his fellow workers pleaded with him, but to no avail. Sam said the plan would never pay off.

Finally the company president called Sam into his office. “Sam,” he said, “here’s a copy of the new pension plan and here’s a pen. I want you to sign the papers, and if you don’t you are fired immediately.

Sam took the pen and signed the papers.

“Now,” said the president, “would you mind telling me why you couldn’t have signed earlier?”

“Well, sir,” Sam replied, “nobody explained it to me quite so clearly before.”

Let’s make sure we explain the Word of God clearly.

“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.”—Nehemiah 8:8


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