Freely Received, Freely Give
When God does anything marked and special for our souls or bodies, He intends it as a sacred trust for us to communicate to others. "Freely ye have received, freely give."
It has pleased the Master in these closing days of His dispensation of grace to reveal Himself in peculiar blessing to the hearts of His chosen disciples in all parts of the Christian church. But this is intended to be communicated to a still wider circle. Every one of us who has been brought into these intimate relations with God becomes a trustee or witness for these higher truths to everyone we can influence.
If God has revealed Himself to us as our Sanctifier (the One who has cleansed our heart and sets it apart for His service), He expects us to help others see Him as a Sanctifier.
If He has become our Healer, it is because there are sick and suffering people to whom we can bring some blessing.
In like manner, if the hope of the Lord's coming has become precious to us, it would be worse than ingratitude for us to hide our testimony to this truth and hold it only for our own personal comfort. In 1 Thessalonians, Paul instructed us to not hide but to share this very thing. Chapter 4:18 "Wherefore comfort one another with these words." Chapter 5:11 "Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
Be blessed today as you recall Jesus' words on this subject: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." Luke 21:28 Never forget that you are loved!!!
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Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!