Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, guys, for those most kind words; they mean more than you realize.
There have been a few threads in the Religious forum that grew heated enough that moderation of them was required. Usually these spats came about because more than one person spoken with authority concerning spiritual matters, but their viewpoints were different. We should listen to the Holy Spirit instead of speaking from a self appointed position of authority! For instance, consider this story I once read about a bishop in 1870:
While visiting a small denominational college and staying at the home of its president, this bishop expressed the firm conviction that the Bible predicted that nothing new could be invented. I believe he was speaking of Ecclesiastes 1:9, which says “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
The college president disagreed. "Why, in 50 years I believe it may be possible for men to soar through the air like birds!" he said. The visiting bishop was shocked. "Flight is strictly reserved for the angels," he replied, "and I beg you not to repeat your suggestion lest you be guilty of blasphemy!"
Who was that conservative bishop? Milton Wright, the father of Orville and Wilbur! Only 30 years after he made these statements, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made their first flight in a heavier-than-air machine -- the forerunner of the many planes that now crowd our skies!
1 Cor 13:12 (KJV);
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
We may be sure of what God tells us in his word; we can be positive of the promises he makes to us there; but – before we start spouting off with our great wisdom – let us carefully consider that passage from Corinthians; God has given us truth, but it is filtered through our human frailty, which often alters our understanding of it!
May God bless each one of you, guys -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.