I always enjoy reading about the most simple yet intriguing things about the Christian Faith, which in truth is trusting Christ. Along the way that’s now over 51 years long, I have picked up a few sayings that are bellwethers that help to stay in correct focus.
Here’s one I read just today from the fall 03 issue of Revive, the magazine of Life Action:
Robert Murry McCheyne wrote, “No amount of activity in the King’s service will make up for neglect of the King Himself.”
When he wrote the above I feel certain McCheyne had this in mind: In Luke 10:41, “And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
He is writing about Martha being so busy she did not have time for Jesus Himself.
Mary, on the other hand, was in awe that Jesus was right there in the house.
Jesus began the healing process in Peter after his defection from Christ in Pilate’s Judgment Hall with the burning question for all ages, “Peter, do you love me?” Peter bumfuzzeled an answer, but Christ pressed the point and Peter came to understand that the kind of love Christ has for us can be the catalyst of courage enabling us to stand for Him.
Keep love for Christ in focus.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly
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