Day: May 5, 2011

Judgment And The Love of God

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

The time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God . . . —1 Peter 4:17

The Christian servant must never forget that salvation is God’s idea, not man’s; therefore, it has an unfathomable depth. Salvation is the great thought of God, not an experience. Experience is simply the door through which salvation comes into the conscious level of our life so that we are aware of what has taken place on a much deeper level. Never preach the experience— preach the great thought of God behind the experience. When we preach, we are not simply proclaiming how people can be saved from hell and be made moral and pure; we are conveying good news about God.

You Fools – When Will You Be Wise?

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

The Scripture stigmatizes the lost sinner as a fool. He may be rich, he may be learned, he may fill an honorable station in the world–but so long as he neglects the one thing needful–he is called a fool.

Wisdom consists in fixing upon a worthy end–and pursuing it in the most prudent and judicious way. A wise man . . . thinks of his immortal soul–and seeks its salvation above everything else, thinks of the wrath of God–and endeavors by all means to escape it, thinks of a crown of glory–and sets his heart upon obtaining it, sees that glorifying God is his highest honor, and secures his greatest happiness–and therefore he makes that the grand end of his life.