Simple Cool Trick

Are you in the mood to do some simple math? This isn’t math hour on the TL nor math blog. Just a simple cool math trick:

  1. Choose a number – any number
  2. Double it
  3. Add twelve to that number
  4. Divide your new number by two, then subtract your original number
  5. Now add one

What answer did you come up with? Seven, right? If you followed the instructions at every step, your answer will be seven. It will always be seven. Whether you start with 1 or 500 million, you’ll come out with the number seven; Always, Every time. That’s how the problem is designed. You can’t miss as long as you do the math right. Go ahead and try it with another number!

Other than being a fun away to dazzle your intellect, what’s the point? Well, It’s this: You can do almost the same thing with God’s commands. But you don’t have to remember five steps, just one. Here it is. Ready?

  1. Love others

There. That’s it! If you always do the loving thing, you will automatically do the right thing. The bible says, “If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill all the requirements of God’s law” that’s because you can’t love someone else and steal from him/her at the same time. You can’t lovingly murder someone. You can’t love someone and cheat him/her.

The right choice can become a lot clearer if you always remember to love others, if you do that, you will fulfill all the requirements of God’s law.” And you don’t even have to worry about getting the math right!

“When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along.” Romans 13:8 The Message


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