Day: January 2, 2012

Paul’s Calendar

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

“I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” 2 Timothy 1:12

Someone has said that Paul’s calendar had only two days, “today” and “that day.” The man who is ready for that day is ready for any day. But we need to wear our spiritual bifocals and see both days. Some of the saints are near-sighted. Some are far-sighted. Paul may have had trouble with his physical eyes, but he had no spiritual astigmatism. He had good bifocals; he saw the near and the far.

Do not busy yourself today with “wood, hay, stubble,” and fail to build with “gold, silver, precious stones” against that day. For “the day shall declare it,” and some lives will go up in smoke!

Let’s Go On!

A.W. Tozer 90x115by A.W. Tozer

Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, . . . And God permitting, we will do so. Hebrews 6:1, 3

The will of God is always the proper goal for every one of us. Where God is must be the place of desire. Any motion toward God is a forward motion. Even repentance is not a retreat toward the past but a decided march into a more glorious future. Restitution is not a return to yesterday but a step into a blessed tomorrow. There is such a thing as going backward in the spiritual life. There is such a thing as a retreat from a spiritual position once held by us as individual Christians. And there is such a thing as denominations and missionary societies making a wholesale withdrawal from ground once won at tremendous cost. If we find that we have gone back, then we should immediately reverse the direction and again go forward.