The ideal..


 

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Dear Friends:

 

Psalm 101:2. “I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart”.

 

I read this today and asked myself three things:

 

a. Am I being careful about how I lead my life?  Do I really remember that I am a witness for Jesus Christ—I have choice no in the matter!  I can choose to be the best possible witness for Him…or something less. But if I call upon Him as my Lord have been identified with Jesus Christ, I must be careful of how those outside the body and those struggling within the body see what I do and hear what I say.

 

b. When He DOES come for me, do I want to be found doing the very things that I am doing right now?  Is it my resolution to never do anything that I would not want to be found doing the very second that Christ returns?

 

c. If I want to be use to God, I had better get my own home in order first. If I want Him to expand my borders and give me greater responsibility I must first be a godly master  of my own home. How do I treat those in my family and those that live with me?  How do I conduct my personal finances and affairs? I am living in such a compelling manner that those that work for me, beside me and with me are inspired to a closer walk with Him?

 

The present political and social climate of our nation seems very fixated on the sins and shortcomings of the other party, nation, race, etc.   But the Word reminds us that until we begin to see that the source of our problems is within our own witness and solution is within our own confession and resolve, we will never advance His Kingdom.

G. K Chesterton once said that, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

 

 

Warmly,

 

 

Dean


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