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The Permanent Directive Matthew 22:34-46

The Permanent Directive

We are to love God and our neighbor. That's a directive that's not going to change.

At a Glance

A new innovation in printing uses water instead of ink, making the words temporary and the paper reusable. In the "Great Commandment," Jesus offers words that are both permanent and reusable.


Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "Angel Food Churches," October 24, 1993, at HomileticsOnline.com.


If you've ever gone down to your local office supply store to buy ink cartridges for your printer, you know that the cost of said ink can feel like the equivalent of the national debt. There's some basis for this feeling, however. Compare the cost of printer ink, say, to the gas you put in a car, for example, and you'll find the relative cost to be staggering.

According to Consumer Reports, printer ink costs between $13 and $75 per ounce or a whopping $9,600 per gallon. Based on 2013 pricing, you could get 2,652 gallons of regular gas for the cost of a single gallon of printer ink. In fact, it might be cheaper for you to buy silver (about...











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