Day: November 29, 2012

Ideal Environment

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Ideal environment does not guarantee prefect performance. After all Adam was in Paradise when he fell! The New Testament was not written on vacation; much of it was penned in jail. Paul was not resting at a pleasure resort when he wrote the Epistles. The Pilgrim’s Progress was not put together in a villa on the French Riviera.

by Vance Havner

One Degree More

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Looking diligently lest any man fail—Hebrews 12:15

It is not losing all but coming short that we are to fear. We may not lose our souls, but we may lose something more precious than life-God’s full approval, His highest choice and our incorruptible and star-gemmed crown. It is the one degree more that makes all the difference between hot water-powerless in the boiler and steam.

by A.B. Simpson