Day: August 25, 2010

Sacrifice and Friendship

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

I have called you friends . . . —John 15:15

We will never know the joy of self-sacrifice until we surrender in every detail of our lives. Yet self-surrender is the most difficult thing for us to do. We make it conditional by saying, “I’ll surrender if . . . !” Or we approach it by saying, “I suppose I have to devote my life to God.” We will never find the joy of self-sacrifice in either of these ways.


All The People Gathered Against It

Michael Mickey 90x115by Michael Mickey

Zechariah 12:3: And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

In Zechariah 12:3 we’re told, in no uncertain terms, that the end times is going to see the entire world caught up in the seemingly never-ending drama that surrounds the city of Jerusalem, which has been a stumbling block (or burdensome stone) in all attempts to bring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Dave Hunt of The Berean Call has written the following on this topic before: