Friday, July 15, 2011

I Am a Debtor to the Greeks and Barbarians

I always wondered about this verse, Romans 1:14.  Why would he be a debtor to Greeks, and barbarians?  Then while reading my devotion this morning, it makes sense.  In "My Life's Spiritual Honor and Duty" Chambers brings up, "I am not a superior person among other people — I am a bondservant of the Lord Jesus. Paul said, “. . . you are not your own . . . you were bought at a price . . .” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; he then goes on to say that he's a debtor to everyone on the earth because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that we are free only to be a bondservant of Christ.

Christ died for everyone by taking on the sins of the world, that they would life eternal, so instead of looking at that idiot in the car in front you who just pulled out, remember that Christ died for them, and they need to know Christ, and they're no worse a sinner than I am, because I just dropped a bomb by call them a a$#hole.

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, forgive me for what I say, and do that drove...that drive...and will continue to drive the nails into your hands, and the spear into your side.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Never Look for Justice

Today's Oswald Chamber's devotion is one of my favorites.  It leaves you scratching your head, because it goes against everything we think we believe.  It's posted here,

At the end of the devotion, there is something I've carried around for the last few years when I see injustice being done.  It's a reminder to us that we are wretched sinners in need of a savior, and a reminder of how to react.

"Never look for righteousness in the other person, but never cease to be righteous yourself. We are always looking for justice, yet the essence of the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount is — Never look for justice, but never cease to give it." - Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, July 14 devotion.