Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
[Hebrews 12:14-15 NKJV]
We read this in “Devotions For A Deeper Life” by Oswald Chambers:
“The Christian life is a holy life. Do not substitute the word happy; happiness is a consequence of holiness.
“So many good people are caught up in what we may call “the gospel of temperament.” In other words, they subscribe to the belief that they must be happy and bright. But these moods are consequences, and not causes, of the Christian’s relationship with God.
“Our Lord insists that we keep our eyes fixed on “the strait gate and the narrow way” which, in essence, is pure love and holy living in every area of our lives. Happiness is not to be our primary aim. Our aim is to please the Lord Jesus Christ, to serve Him in the beauty of holiness, in love, and in humility. Is this your aim?
“It Is A Good Thing To Give Thanks Unto The Lord” - The New Creation Singers
OSWALD CHAMBERS - RUN TODAY’S RACE
Saturday 20th June 2020
Let memory have its way. It is a minister of God with its rebuke and chastisement and sorrow.
God will turn the “might have been” into a wonderful culture for the future.
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART