Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, BlackEagle!
It is VERY difficult to get these posted right now; my hughes connection is highly intermittent since Friday evening. Customer support India division gave up and kicked it upstairs. They are supposed to call me.
E-mail is completely gone - hughes AND Hotmail. The connection is too poor and intermittent to sign in to the mail servers.
But as long as I can get a connection to hold for a couple minutes, I will continue -
Luke 15:4-6 (KJV); “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.”
'Twas a sheep, not a lamb, that strayed away,
In the parable Jesus told;
A grown-up sheep that had gone astray
From the ninety and nine in the fold.
Out on the hillside, out in the cold,
'Twas a sheep the Good Shepherd sought;
And back to the flock, safe into the fold,
'Twas a sheep the Good Shepherd brought.
And why for the sheep should we earnestly long,
And as fervently hope and pray?
Because there is danger, if they go wrong,
They will lead the lambs astray.
And so with the sheep we tenderly plead,
For the sake of the lambs today;
If the sheep are lost, what terrible cost
Some lambs will have to pay!
Matt 18:3-7 (KJV); “And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!”
No man is an island, and that holds DOUBLY true for the Christian. Your every move is watched and scrutinized by the world AND by the 'babes in Christ'.
Make sure you don't give one a reason to criticize or the other a reason to stumble - -
May God bless you, guys!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.