Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Acts 5:29-32
But Peter and the other apostles answered and said, “We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

Today we hold conferences and conventions and give reports and make our programs. None of these things were in the life of Jesus, and yet every minute of His life He realized that He was fulfilling the purpose of His Father (see John 9:4). How did He do it? By maintaining the one relationship, and it is that one relationship He insists on in His disciples, and it is the one we have lost in the rubbish of modern civilization. If we try and live the life Jesus Christ lived, modern civilization will fling us out like waste material; we are [kooks]; we are no good; we do not add anything to the hard cash of the times we live in, and the sooner we are flung out, the better.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 173 (6/22)
From The Highest Good

This photograph is from a Facebook page called Live Life in Color.

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