Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
A very good verse - as you sow, so shall you reap -
For today, this is hauntingly familiar - so if I just had something like this, forgive an old man his poor record keeping between the ears!
During the Arab-Israeli war in 1967 an American reporter was flying over the Sinai desert with an Israeli officer, and they spotted some fifty thousand stranded Egyptian soldiers who obviously were dying of thirst. When the situation was reported in the newspapers, a number of world leaders and organizations tried to do something to help. But every time a plan was suggested, some military, diplomatic, or bureaucratic obstacle prevented its being carried out. By the time help came, thousands of the soldiers had died.
How equally tragic it is for churches to spin their wheels in programs and committees while thousands around them are desperately in need of the spiritual water of the Word! We now have a plan whereby government and private charities will be able to better cooperate in alleviating needs in this country, by doing away with some of the red tape interference. Some years ago, Bethany had to drop one missionary we were supporting due to a regulation of his denomination that all $ be sent to the parent body instead of the person in the field. It angers me to see the ridiculous obstacles to the work of God which are placed in the way by the world. It SICKENS me to see the obstacles which are placed there by the Church itself! When we let Churchianity get in the way of Christianity, it is time to CHANGE something!
Matt 9:36-38 (GWT);
“When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them. They were troubled and helpless like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is large, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord who gives this harvest to send workers to harvest his crops.””
John 7:37-38 (KJV);
“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
May God richly bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.