Day: October 29, 2011

The Blacksmith

Jesus Is Lord 90x115by Yeshua (Jesus) Is Lord

You perhaps recall the story of the blacksmith who gave his heart to Jesus.

Though living a more Godly life, still he was not prospering materially. In fact, it seems that from the time of his conversion more trouble, affliction and loss were sustained than ever before. Everything seemed to be going wrong.

One day a friend who was not a Christian stopped by to talk to him awhile. Sympathizing with him in some of his trials, the friend said …

"It seems strange to me that so much affliction should pass over you just at the time when you have become an earnest Christian. Of course, I don’t want to weaken your faith in God or anything like that. But here you are, with God’s help and guidance, and yet things seem to be getting steadily worse. I can’t help wondering why that is."

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You Are Trespassing On Forbidden Ground!

God's Word 90x115by Charles Ebert Orr

"Divine Realities"

"Whatever is not of faith–is sin!" Romans 14:23

This is one of Paul’s hard sayings. While these words were spoken with reference to the eating of foodsthey contains a principle which covers the whole of the Christian life. This is an excellent direction for holy living. It means that if you engage in anything which cannot be done with implicit faith and confidence in God–it is sin!

In the building and furnishing of your home; in the buying of any merchandise; in the clothing and feeding of your body; in your conversations, recreations, amusements, entertainments, and social gatherings–if there is not innocent, child-like, heart-felt faith in Christ–then you are trespassing on forbidden ground!

All must be surrendered to God. There is to be no wishing for this or that. There are to be no choosings of what we shall do, or what we shall have–nor any self-seeking, self-love, or self-desire.

"Whatever is not of faith–is sin!"

by Charles Ebert Orr