Preach the Word – March 2021

A drill sergeant is giving an order to a cadet.
Sergeant: “There is no talking during drill.”
Cadet: “Yes, sir. The fellas were just explaining that to me.”
Sergeant: “Be quiet, cadet! There is no talking during drill!”
Cadet: “Sergeant. I know all about that. Like I was saying….”1
On it goes. The cadet takes the sergeant’s words as a communication of information. What is he missing? Only what the words have to do with him.
What we have here is a failure of application.

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