Saturday, November 09, 2019

Banning: a Christian vocabulary

Saturday, November 9, 2019
    Commemoration of Margery Kempe, Mystic, after 1433
    [Jesus:] “Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’”
    —Luke 17:7-10 (NIV)
    Too many of us have a Christian vocabulary rather than a Christian experience. We think we are doing our duty when we’re only talking about it.
    ... Charles F. Banning
    See also Luke 17:7-10; Matt. 7:21-22; 9:13; Rom. 12:2; Heb. 5:8-9; 5:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, stop my tongue, that I might work profitably in Your Kingdom.
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