Monday, May 26, 2014

Gathering in Christ

2 Samuel 23:16
So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD.

I can never sanctify to God that with which I long to satisfy myself. If I am going to satisfy myself with the blessings of God, they will corrupt me. I have to sacrifice them, put them out, do with them what any common-sense man would say is an absurd waste.

What has been like water from the well of Bethlehem to you recently? Love, friendship, spiritual blessing? Then at the peril of your soul, you take it to sanctify yourself. If you do, you cannot pour it out to the Lord…. I have to pour them out  before the Lord, give them to Him in my mind, though it looks as if I am wasting them; even as when David poured the water out onto the sand to be instantly sucked up.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 146 (5/26)
 From The Place of Help

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  1. Thanks very much for your encouragement. I just keep sowing, very rarely reaping, and therefore I am grateful to you for "Selah!" says everything.