Monday, May 12, 2014
Gathering in Christ
… and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
…Someone will say, “Oh no, you are not as bad as that,” but Jesus says we are worse. Our LORD never trusted any man, for He knew what was in man, but He was not a cynic for He had the profoundest confidence in what He could do for every man…. Consequently He was never in a moral or intellectual panic as we are, because we will put our confidence in man and in the things in which Jesus put no confidence….
Don’t think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but think according to the measure of faith, that is, according to what the grace of God has done in you… [Ed: faith as big as a mustard seed is placed into each one, but like Abraham, only grows by God’s grace if we “go there” and follow]…
Do I believe Jesus Christ can do anything for that case? Am I as confident in His power as He is in His own? If you deal with people without any faith in Jesus Christ, it will crush the very life out of you. If we believe n Jesus Christ, we can face every problem the world holds.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 132 (5/12)
From The Highest Good
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