Dare 2B Daring - June 19, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A daily devotional published by Risk Takers for Christ, Inc.
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“Zeal for the glory of King Jesus was the seal and mark of all genuine Christians. Because of their dependence upon Christ’s love they dared much, and because of their love to Christ they did much, and it is the same now.” – C.H. Spurgeon, writing about the early Church
One of my pet peeves is sitting in a church pew and listening to a preacher deliver a message in a monotone voice without a hint of passion or excitement. In fact, it drives me absolutely CRAZY!
To me, the Word of God contains the answers to all of life’s questions. Who am I? Where did I come from? What is my purpose? Is there a God? If so, what is He like? And most importantly, how can a sinner like me be reconciled to a holy God?
In today’s world, where we are told that there are no moral absolutes and that all truth is supposedly relative, there is only one completely dependable source of Truth. It is the Bible, period. End of story.
That Truth is revealed in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, who described Himself in John 14:6 as, “THE Way, THE Truth, and THE Life.” If a person wants to know what God is like, he has to look no further than Jesus. And if he wants to know how to get to heaven and experience eternal life, Jesus is the answer to those questions, too.
Isn’t that something to get excited about? Yeah, I thought so, too.
Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers”, certainly agreed. That’s why he wrote the following words in the late 1800’s…
“The love which they [the early Christians] felt towards the Lord was not a quiet emotion which they hid within themselves in the secret chamber of their souls, and which they only spake of in their private assemblies when they met on the first day of the week, and sang hymns in honor of Christ Jesus the crucified, but it was a passion with them of such vehement and all-consuming energy, that it was visible in all their actions, spoke in their common talk, and looked out of their eyes even in their commonest glances. Love to Jesus was a flame which fed upon the core and heart of their being; and, therefore, from its own force burned its way into the outer man, and shone there.”
My fellow Christians, let’s get excited about Jesus, the Living Word!
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!” Psalm 150:6 (NKJV)
- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President