Sunday, January 08, 2017

Elliot: to gain what he cannot lose

Sunday, January 8, 2017
    21st anniversary of CQOD
    Commemoration of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, and Pete Fleming, martyrs, Ecuador, 1956
    For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
    —Philippians 1:21 (KJV)
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
    ... Jim Elliot (1927-1956), Shadow of the Almighty: the life & testament of Jim Elliot, Elisabeth Elliot, Harper, 1958, p. 108 (see the book)
    See also Phil. 1:21; Matt. 10:39; Luke 18:29-30; John 3:16; Rom. 8:35-39; 2 Cor. 5:1; Col. 3:4; Rev. 14:13
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I place my life in Your hands.
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