Thursday, September 07, 2023

Chadwick: faith in the world

Thursday, September 7, 2023
    Commemoration of Douglas Downes, Founder of the Society of Saint Francis, 1957
    What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
    “I will live with them
        and walk among them,
    and I will be their God,
        and they will be my people.”
    “Come out from them
        and be separate,
        says the Lord.
    Touch no unclean thing,
        and I will receive you.”
    —2 Corinthians 6:16-17 (NIV)
    The Church always fails at the point of self-confidence. When the Church is run on the same lines as a circus, there may be crowds, but there is no Shekinah... The energy of the flesh can run bazaars, organise amusements, and raise millions; but it is the presence of the Holy Spirit that makes a Temple of the Living God. The root-trouble of the present distress is that the Church has more faith in the world and the flesh than in the Holy Ghost, and things will get no better till we get back to His realised presence and power.
    ... Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932), The Way to Pentecost, Hodder and Stoughton, 1932, p. 16 (see the book)
    See also 2 Cor. 6:16-17; Luke 4:14; John 4:24; Acts 1:8; Rom. 15:13; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19-20; Eph. 2:19-22; 3:16; 1 Pet. 2:4-5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your church is the holy habitation of Your Spirit.
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