... a weekly letter of encouragement.
February 28, 1996
"WHOLE HEARTEDNESS" - Giving it 110% - A rare commodity today in our National slide into mediocrity.
The Scriptures allow us no such quarter. Consider Paul's admonition to young Timothy+:
"DO NOT NEGLECT THE SPIRITUAL GIFT WITHIN YOU"
Literally: - Don't be careless with it
- Don't disregard it
- Don't make light of it.
- Reminiscent, of Jesus' admonition regarding the talents: Use it and I will multiply it; hide it and I will take it away from you. (Matthew 25:15 - 30)
"TAKE PAINS WITH THESE THINGS"
Literally: - Meditate upon them
- Revolve them in your mind
Ponder these truths with the intention of applying them to your life.
"GIVE THYSELF WHOLLY TO THEM"
Literally: - Agree with them
That is, don't dance around the periphery. Jump into the water! Get committed!
Literally - Pay attention
Non-commitment and compromise are the operative values in the corridors of today's business, political and educational sophistry.
No so, the disciple of Jesus. The cost of Calvary demands nothing less than "my soul, my life, my all."
I trust you are having a great week!
+ I Timothy 4:14 - 16
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