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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
A Daily Challenge
I was recently re-reading an old journal of mine recently & came across this extract from a devotional that I copied down 11 years ago.It is still just as convicting now as then,even though my life's circumstances are now totally different & I have different responsibilities. Being too wrapped up in whatever moment we are in, whether it be good or bad is basically self-centredness & can cause us to miss many golden opportunities to share the gospel.
"If I have eaten my morsel alone."
The patriarch spoke with scorn;
What would he think of the Church were he shown
Godless, Christless, with soul unfed,
While the Church's ailment is fullness of Bread,
Eating her morsel alone?
"Freely ye have received, so give,"
He bade,who hath given us all.
How shall the soul in us longer live
Deaf to their starving call,
For whom the blood of the Lord was shed,
And His body broken to give them bread,
If we eat our morsel alone!
"Where is Abel thy brother?" (Gen 4:9)
This devotional reminds me of Prov. 24 :11-12 If though forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, & those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? & he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? & shall he not render to every man according to his works?
Lord deliver us from being so consumed by self!