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by | Jan 16, 2016 | Change

The Train Driver told how he made choices as a very young man. He said, “I have worked through the momentous changes from steam to diesel, and was one of the last crewmen to qualify as an engineman for steam in New South Wales.

“Then there were the various divisions of rail. Passenger became distinct from freight and I signed on with Freight Corp.

“Now, as I put these thoughts together, there is another change. Freight Corp. has been sold to private enterprise.

“Rail in Australia has changed. The history and culture has become blurred and depersonalized. Soon the old stories will be gone and the personalities that made them will become faceless, computerized programs.”

The Train Driver has observed culture changes in his work-place that are true of the world in general and his advice about making choices is still important.

He could make right choices because he had been instructed from birth about making choices that had an affect on the rest of his life.

There was no leaving him to decide simply from his own observations as is the case today. The advice given by the Lord is simply what it says — “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it,” (Proverbs 22:6). He knew his choices affected the rest of his life because the same Book of Proverbs also says, “He that turneth his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination,”  (Proverbs 28:9).

It was the teachers who heard Jesus and who denied and derided Him, Luke 16, verse14, just as they do today about teaching right from wrong according to the law of the Lord, “And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all those things: and they derided him.” (Luke 16:14)

And Jesus reiterates choice when He said “No servant can serve two masters,” and you “cannot serve God and mammon,” (Luke 16:13). Jesus does not want us to become faceless, computerized programs; He wants us alert and invested with him by choice. So my payer is that you also make choices based on true and lawful advice.

Elizabeth Price