A WORD FROM YOUR PASTOR

Charles Spurgeon said “Brethren, we are generally too fast with our tongue when someone accuses us.  I am afraid we are not always so quick to defend our Master, as we are to defend ourselves.”   Spurgeon is obviously chiding Christians, but for what?  For being too quick to defend ourselves?  Or for being too slow to defend the Lord?   My guess is the former.  Many of us, and probably all of us from time to time, are very quick to defend ourselves when we feel attacked in some way.  When someone accuses us of doing something wrong, or doing something poorly, we look at it as an attack on our abilities, or our character, and our dedication.  Let’s be honest…we love to have the approval of those around us.   And the problem is that we don’t truly live out what Paul says in Colossians 3:23…”23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…”   We may say that we live according to that verse, but so often we strive to seek the approval of men, rather than the approval of God…and where the 2 may not agree, too many times we choose to please our fellow man.   Remember that bringing honor and glory to God should be the chief end of Man.  And we can do that in our daily lives by seeking to please Him in all that we do, regardless of whether or not it will please others.   Hebrews 10:26-31 this week…yet another warning from the author of Hebrews!  :/   Love you all, and I’ll see you Sunday!   Bro. Chris


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