Something to Think On

 

Considering that the following quote comes from a book written in 1901, I find it an amazing summation of the attitude of Christians today:

 

"We hear much about 'personal liberty' in these days, and, to hear some talk, one would think that personal liberty was a gift to be selfishly guarded rather than to be sacrificed for the good of others. But Paul, the apostle, sacrificed his liberty for the sake of others; so did Onesimus, the Christian slave. 

Surely those professing Christians who make 'personal liberty ' their plea for engaging in some form of worldly amusement…and those who are given to some filthy habit…have not studied the life of Jesus, or of Paul or of Onesimus. 

If there were no other reasons why these things should be renounced, that they injure our influence…would be sufficient…To say the least, they are 'weights', and must be laid aside."*


I purposely left out the author's list of "worldly amusement" and "filthy habits".  We must be engaged in a personal relationship with our Saviour to know what things He would have us cull from our lives so that we can be a profitable witness for Him.

What is the first "amusement" or "habit" that pops into your mind after reading the above quote?  My guess is that perhaps that is the very thing about which you need to be seeking God's guidance – Just as I will be! {smile}

Let Scripture be your teacher, and God's Holy Spirit your guide, as you seek to be a worthy vessel used by the Lord to win others to Him.

 

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us"

Hebrews 12:1

 

*The Art of Soul Winning by J.W. Mahood

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