Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Colson: the danger of success

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    [Jesus:] “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”
    —John 12:26 (NIV)
    Knowing how susceptible we are to success’s siren call, God does not allow us to see, and therefore glory in, what is done through us. The very nature of the obedience He demands is that it be given without regard to circumstances or results.
    ... Charles W. Colson (1931-2012), Loving God, Zondervan, 2011 reprint, p. 23 (see the book)
    See also John 12:26; Eccl. 11:1-2; Jer. 26:13; Hab. 2:4; Matt. 6:34; Acts 15:28; John 3:8; 6:27; 13:16-17; 14:15,21; Rom. 8:28; Eph. 4:17; Heb. 13:16; Jas. 1:22
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, am I trusting you with the outcome of my actions?
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