There is a subtle temptation, even in Christian service, to become great, to see one's name in the magazines or hear it over the radio. But it is a great snare. It robs Christ of glory. It robs ourselves of peace and joy. And it makes us prime targets for the Devil's bullets.
It robs Christ of Glory. As C. H. Mackintosh said, "There is always the utmost danger when a man or his work becomes remarkable. He may be sure Satan is gaining his objective when attention is drawn to aught or...
Bible Verses: Jeremiah 45:5
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. § Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the...
Bible Verses: Jeremiah 45:5Matthew 11:29Philippians 2:5Philippians 2:8Matthew 10:381 Peter 2:211 Timothy 6:61 Timothy 6:8Philippians 4:11
Gideon said to them, “I would like to make a request of you, that each of you would give me the earrings from his plunder.” For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites. So they answered, “We will gladly give them.” And they spread out a garment, and each man threw into it the earrings from his plunder. . . . Gideon made it into an ephod and set it up in his city, Ophrah. And all Israel played the harlot with it there. It became a snare to Gideon and to his house.Do...
Bible Verses: Galatians 5:26Judges 8:24Judges 8:25Judges 8:27Jeremiah 45:52 Corinthians 12:7Philippians 2:31 Corinthians 13:41 Corinthians 13:5Matthew 11:29
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