Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Gathering in Christ
The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ -- He is LORD of all -- that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached; how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hangning on a tree. Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank wit Him after He arose from the dead.
We are not to be specimens of what God can do, but to have our life so hid with Christ in God that our LORD’s words will be true of us, that men beholding our good works will glorify our Father in heaven. There was no “show business” in the life of the Son of God, and there is to be no “show business” in the life of a saint. Concentrate on God; let Him engineer circumstances as He will, and wherever He places you, He is binding up the brokenhearted through you, setting at liberty the captives through you, doing His mighty soul-saving work through you as you keep rightly related to Him. Jesus Christ first, second, and third.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 183 (72/)
From The Moral Foundation of Life
This photograph is by Jo Chaney.