On yet another day when I have less than 30 minutes to blog…
For some reason the cliche “I’ll be damned if I (let something happen to me), the implication being that the speaker will do something about it or else… is in my thoughts. It is perhaps, the last great “say what I mean, mean what I say” proverb of our duplicitous times, when bad is good and everything is downside up.
Today’s verses are from Matthew 20. :26 Whoever wants to be your leader must be your servant. :28 The Son of Man did not come for people to serve Him (but) to serve others and to give His life for many people.
From “My Utmost for His Highest”: Luke 14:26 If you come to me but will not leave your ____, … you cannot be my follower. You must love me more than ____, even more than your own life! 1 Corinthians 3:14 If the building they put on the foundation (of Jesus) still stands (on that day), they will get their reward. :15 But if their building is burned up, they will suffer loss. They will be saved, but it will be like someone escaping from a fire. Those two words, “saved, but” gave me the idea for this post. “Saved… BUT!” Such promise yet such foreboding in such a short phrase!
“We are living in a time of tremendous enterprise… when we are trying to work for God … Jesus… takes us over (as if it is Him working for Himself, so)… no one has any right to demand where he will be put to work.
“We never enter the Kingdom of God by having our head questions answered, but only by commitment.”
From Dr Doug Weiss: “Let God continue to work in your life. He will often allow us to go through a process instead of instantly delivering us from a situation or behavior.”
From WiRE (a men’s devotional): “(What shall we fear?) Our ultimate threat (to us) is choosing to live as if (our worldly problems) are bigger than God… Recognize every day, every moment that He’s the most important, most powerful force in our lives, and the we’re His favored sons.
We are. And that’s a very encouraging thought. (Yes, name that movie!)