Thursday, June 16, 2011

Getting There

[P]ride is the deification of self, and this today in some of us is not of the order of the Pharisee, but of the publican.  To say "Oh, I'm no saint," is acceptable to human pride, but it is unconscious blasphemy against God.  It literally means that you defy God to make you a saint, "I am much too weak and hopeless. "  Humility before men may be unconscious blasphemy before God.  Why are you not a saint? It is either that you do not want to be a saint, or that you do not believe God can make you one.  It would be all right, you say, if God saved you and took you straight to heaven.  That is just what He will do! "We will come unto him, and make our abode with him."  Make no conditions, let Jesus be everything, and He will take you home with Him not only for a day, but forever.
{Oswald Chambers }

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