Soul Snippet 15/13 ... SOBRIETY!
I am no Finney, Wesley, Spurgeon, Edwards, Ryle, Tozer, Ravenhill, or Graham.
I am no Hudson Taylor, George Mueller, C.T Studd, James Fraser or Jim Elliot.
I belong to no societies, claim no high connections nor face man's elevation.
I have never held high position, been invited to the head of the table or walked the courts of kings.
I can't claim any electrifying Christian experiences.
I can't claim any knee-bending oratory.
I can't claim mountain moving or water walking.
I can't claim world-changing leadership.
I can't claim the applause of peers.
I can't claim extravagant soul-winning.
I can't claim wealth on earth...
I do claim the life-giving Jesus who only told the truth, was not given to embellishment and commanded divisive judgements.
I do claim a messiah who examines all hearts, refreshes any soul that seeks Him and who turns no-one away.
I do claim the Christ who washes feet, renews the mind and raises the dead.
I do claim a mistreated savior, a rampant rescuer who is the enemy of injustice and the divine lover of mercy.
I do claim a gracious judge whose plumb line is righteousness.
I do claim the Son of God, alive today and risen yesterday - who SAVED me, FORGAVE me, BOUGHT me and now OWNS me, so I must ask:
HOW LONG UNTIL ALL CHRISTIANS BOW THEIR HEADS AND BEND THEIR KNEES TO THIS MAN'S OUTRAGEOUS BOLDNESS? -
"He who does not give everything he has cannot be my disciple." (LK 14:33)
Nail-pierced hands tell no lies!
Today's Soul Snippet:
Christians are educated well beyond their ability to obey.