Tag: Saints

Werewolves In The Pews

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Do you remember the Wolfman from Saturday morning television? His face would start to get hairy. Then he got fangs, ears, and nose like an animal.

Some believers are very much like that – saints in church, but then undergoing a strange transformation as they drive home. The first hair appears as they leave the church parking lot and by the first traffic light, their face is covered. By the time they’ve reached home, their family recognizes the growling and snarling and says the Wolfman’s home. Too many believers lead double lives. If you’re a person of integrity, you have to be the same in the house of the Lord as in your home. Be a person of integrity especially with your family and the people who see you all the time. Be the same in service, in your home, or at work. That’s where the victory is. Be just as spiritual at home as you are in the service. Take the love and joy from the service and bring it home. Then you’ll be a light to your home which is what God called you to be – and not a monster.

Today’s Mission – Today, be a saint wherever you are and in whatever you do.

by Jonathan Cahn

Advertising Our Imperfections

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. First Thessalonians 5:14

Our Lofty Idealism would argue that all Christians should be perfect, but a blunt realism forces us to admit that perfection is rare even among the saints. The part of wisdom is to accept our Christian brothers and sisters for what they are rather than for what they should be.

We do not wish to excuse the laziness of the saints or to provide carnality with a place to hide, but it is necessary that we face facts. And the plain fact is that the average Christian — even true Christian — is yet a long way from being like Christ in character and life. There is much that is imperfect about us, and it is fitting that we recognize it and call upon God for charity to put up with one another. The perfect church is not on this earth. The most spiritual church is sure to have in it some who are still bothered by the flesh.

An old Italian proverb says, “He that will have none but a perfect brother must resign himself to remain brotherless.” However earnestly we may desire that our Christian brother go on toward perfection, we must accept him as he is and learn to get along with him. To treat an imperfect brother impatiently is to advertise our own imperfections.

by A.W. Tozer