Friday, August 8, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Job 8:7-10
Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly. For inquire, please, of the former age, and consider the things discovered by their fathers; for we were born yesterday and know nothing because our ways on earth are a shadow. Will they not teach you and tell you and utter words from their heart?

The biggest thing you can do for those who are suffering is not to talk platitudes, not to ask questions, but to get into contact with God and “greater works” will be done by prayer. Job’s friends never once prayed for him; all they did was try to prove a point to enrich their own creed… The primal curse of God was on Adam when he ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam was intended to know good and evil, but not by eating of the fruit of the tree; God wanted him to know good and evil in the way Jesus Christ knew it, by simple obedience.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 220 (8/8)
From Baffled to Fight Better

This photograph is by Liz Burnell.

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