Devotional Thought – 10-13-2020

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There are three types of “Christians” in the world. You are probably thinking I have gone off my rocker but hear me out. If we take this one verse in context 2 Corinthians 6:14-18  I believe we can see them all. Paul tells us that Light (God and His chosen) can have no fellowship (union) with Darkness (Satan, sin and unbelief). 

The pretenders: Those who remain unequally bound together with unbelievers they try and live in both worlds and as Christ relates to John will be spit out Revelation 3:14-16 in the end. 

The Legalist: You know these folks they seperate from all things (except maybe nice cloths, cars, homes etc.) They do not smoke, drink, go to movies, dance, even their music is “appropriate” and are quick to condemn anyone who does not comply. They believe what they believe and everyone else be damned.

The Pilgrim: Those who understand that all are sinners saved by Grace. That all “worldly” things are bad for us, and even those that we can participate in should never be done in excess. We are pilgrims or sojourners and exiles (1 Peter 2:11) and as such our focus must always be on the eternal not the temporal. 

One last note you can not evangelize if you stay locked in your church, home etc. you have to go out into the world, that is the nature of the Great Commission.  Nowhere does God tell us to bring the world into the church, He calls us to go into the world. We must do so with caution and being well prepared. 

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY –10 & 11 August

SELF EXAMINATION

Let a man examine himself – 1 Corinthians 11:28

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith – 2 Corinthians 13:5

See that thou show thyself the judge, not the patron of thy sins. – Lancelot Andrews

Self-examination is the spiritual acquisition set up in the soul. – Thomas Watson

FALSE ZEAL

And [Jehu] said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord – 2 Kings 10:16

Some have true zeal for false religion, and others have a false zeal of a true religion,        – Thomas Adams

It is weakness to be hot in a cold matter, but worse to be cold in a hot matter.               – John Trapp

Taken from: The Puritans Day by Day © The Banner of Truth Trust 2016

Check out our Faithful Steward Ministry Facebook page and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones excellent, “Walking with God”, daily devotional. The topics are
“KNOWING GOD” And “THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD”

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 05 & 06 June

MERE PROFESSORS

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him – Titus 1:16

The course of thy life will speak more for thee than the discourse of thy lips. – George Swinnock

He who is but a visible Christian, may, in a short time, cease to be so much as visible. – William Jenkyn

MARRIAGE

If thou marry thou hast not sinned… never the less such shall have trouble in the flesh – 1 Corinthians 7:28

As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage he made one of two. – Thomas Adams

First he must choose his love, and then he must love his choice. – Henry Smith

Taken from: The Puritans Day by Day © The Banner of Truth Trust 2016

Check out our Faithful Steward Ministry Facebook page and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones excellent, “Walking with God”, daily devotional. The topics are SAVING FAITH and ENTHUSIASM