Thursday, March 19, 2015

Elliot: to be weak

Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Feast of Joseph of Nazareth
    You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
    —Hebrews 10:34 (NIV)
    Father, let me be weak that I might loose my clutch on everything temporal. My life, my reputation, my possessions, Lord, let me loose the tension of the grasping hand... Rather, open my hand to receive the nail of Calvary, as Christ’s was opened—that I, releasing all, might be released, unleashed from all that binds me now.
    ... Jim Elliot (1927-1956), Shadow of the Almighty: the life & testament of Jim Elliot, Elisabeth Elliot, Harper, 1958, p. 59 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 6:19-21,24; 19:21; Luke 12:22-23; 16:13; Rom. 6:16; 2 Cor. 12:10; 13:4; Eph. 6:10; 1 Tim. 6:4-6; Heb. 10:34; 1 Pet. 5:2-3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may my possessions have no power over me.
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