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22 April, 2014 13:03

April 22, 2014

I recently read the following devotional. I’m not sure who wrote it but I fully agree with the author’s views. There is a desperate need throughout the Body of Christ for BALANCE. We all have a tendency to veer off to one side or the other. The Book of Proverbs tells us that “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord”. So also I might add is weighted teaching! Here is the short article.

BLESSINGS and CURSINGS

“He read all the words of the law, the blessings and the cursings.” Joshua 8:30-35

We are inclined to read only what pleases us, to hug the blessings, and to ignore the warnings. We bask in the light, we close our eyes to the lightning. We recount the promises, we shut our ears to the rebukes. We love the passages which speak to our Master’s gentleness, we turn away from those which reveal His severity. And all this is unwise, and therefore unhealthy. We become spiritually soft and anemic. We lack moral stamina. We are incapable of noble hatred and of holy scorn. We are invertebrate, and on the evil day we are not able to stand.

We must read “all the words of the law, the blessings and the cursings.” We must let the Lord brace us with His severities. We must gaze steadily upon the appalling fearfulness of sin, and upon its terrific issues. At all costs we must get rid of the spurious gentleness that holds compromise with uncleanness, and that effeminate affection which is destitute of holy fire. We must seek the love which burns everlastingly against all sin; we must seek the gentleness which can fiercely grip a poisonous growth and tear it out to its last hidden root. We must seek that holy love which is a “consuming fire.”

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2014 7:50 pm

    I fully agree as well!

  2. Dale Schmucker permalink
    April 23, 2014 3:11 am

    Thank you brother

  3. April 23, 2014 12:50 pm

    Well said.

  4. Leslie Manto permalink
    May 9, 2014 8:41 am

    Like father, like son 🙂 May God keep you strong as well, dear brother in Christ.

  5. May 19, 2014 8:52 am

    I agree fully, very well said….

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