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Luther Quote

“…this is the proper office of an apostle, to set forth the glory and benefit of Christ.”

Commentary on Galatians p 255

 

God’s man comes with the urgency of a prophet, the solemnity of a judge, and the authority of the King. If any of these are consistently missing, you may not be hearing God’s man, regardless of how popular he is. – eab, 11/28/17

 

 

TAXES FOR TWO

What more could an angler wish?

Brother Peter “got paid” to fish.

He had a coin right out of the blue,

It paid His tax and Peter’s too.

The rest could be served in a dish.

– eab, 11/28/05

 

 

“He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me…” (Mat 10.37). If Christ is this strict with the earliest, closest relationship He surely is opposed to those who love their “fatherland” or “mother country” more than they love Christ. Friend, do YOU love Christ above all?

– eab, 11/19/17

 

 

“I give light by being myself consumed.”

Superscription inscribed on the tomb of Adam Clarke (by a burning candle)

– as given by Thomas Cook in New Testament Holiness

 

The pastor who regularly goes to a secular job may argue he’s supplying his needs. Is he inadvertently denying his parishioners the blessing of giving (“…more blessed to give than to receive” Act 20.35) even poorer parishioners? Is he missing opportunities to pray & exercise faith? It’d be better for his children to remember the times God supplied needed food due to prayer, than to remember the years he “put in” at some factory. [Thoughts to consider – May each man mind God.]

– eab, 11/26/17

 

Psa 1. 1

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

 

 

Either you’re a saint or you ain’t (excuse the vernacular). There’s no middle ground, no “I hope so,” no maybe, no crossed fingers. So – – – which is it for you, Friend? 11/28/17

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