Day: December 5, 2012

“Where It Listeth”

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

The wind bloweth where it listeth. John 3:8

Why is preaching a delight one day, while the next day the chariot wheels drag heavily? Why does the same sermon bring amens one time and yawns the next?

Why does one man in church see the heavenly vision, while the one beside him is bored to death?

Why does the revival lightning strike there instead of here, then instead of now?

There are many factors, but add them all, and still you are left with an X if you leave this out: “The wind bloweth where it listeth.” The Spirit is sovereign to do as He wills. He is not capricious nor does He ignore other factors, but He has the last word.


Spirit, Soul And Body

A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

With a perfect heart . . . to make David king—1 Chronicles 12:38

What is the supreme purpose of our lives? The Israelites were of one heart to make David king. Is this our purpose, to prepare the Bride, to prepare the world, to prepare His way?

Does this objective dwarf and dim all other ambitions, all other cares? Does it fill and satisfy every capacity, every power, every desire? Does it absorb every moment, every energy, every resource? Does it give direction and tone to every plan and work of life? Does it decide for us the education of our children, the investment of our means, the friendships and associations of life, the whole activity, interest and outlook of our beings? Are we in it, spirit, soul and body-all we are, all we do, all we hope for-of one heart to make Jesus King?

by A.B. Simpson