Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 9- Luke

Read Luke 9.

Spotlighted Scripture:  Read Luke 9:23-27.

What good is it?

There are two places in the Bible where you will find this phrase. 
  • Luke 9:25 says "what good is it for a man to gain the whole world and yet lose or forfeit his very self?". 
  • James 2:14-16 says "what good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?  Can such a faith save him?  Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.  If one of you says to him, 'Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,' but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?"
Ouch! 

So today I asking myself, "what good is it"
  • to toe the line between God's way and the world's way- to lose or forfeit my very self
  • to praise God and curse man with the same very tongue
  • to see a hurting, dying world & turn my back
I am tired of duplicity- I want to whole-heartedly follow Jesus.  But God knows that I need reminding daily take up my cross- that in my fallen state I need to daily surrender to God's way and will for my life.  Then after I pick up my cross, I need to GO forth & do.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this one Jenny. Thank you.

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