Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Wow, BlackEagle, you hit on the theme of todays devotional.
I kinda think we are tuned in to the same station - - -
Leonard Griffith wrote a sermon titled ‘Let’s Talk About Money’. In that sermon, he told this story:
At one time at the City Temple in London, there was in the congregation a restaurateur named Emil Mettler, who was a close friend of Albert Schweitzer and a kind of agent for Schweitzer in Britain. Mettler would never allow a Christian worker to pay for a meal in his restaurant but once he did happen to open his cash register in the presence of a Secretary of the London Missionary Society. The Secretary was astonished to see among the bills and coins a six-inch nail. What was it doing there? Mettler explained, "I keep this nail with my money to remind me of the price that Christ paid for my salvation and of what I owe Him in return."
The Word of God tells us:
Acts 20:35 (KJV);
“I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
2 Timothy 2:8-9 (KJV);
“Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.”
1 Corinthians 6:20 (KJV);
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
It is impossible to over stress this. We owe EVERYTHING to Jesus Christ. There is no other source of anything good, of anything worth having, of anything worth doing. We should, each one of us, carry around a six inch nail to remind us of the price that Jesus paid for our redemption. If we looked every day upon a reminder of this, it would serve to more deeply convince us of just how precious each day of our lives is on this earth, and should help to keep us focused on doing what is REALLY important.
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.