Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
“In the olden times,” Charles Spurgeon said, “when Oriental despots had things pretty much their own way, they expected all ambassadors from the West to prostrate themselves if they were permitted to appear before his Celestial Brightness, the Brother of the Sun and the Cousin of the Moon. Money- loving traders agreed to this and ate dust with glee while envisioning profitable trading. When England sent her ambassadors abroad, the story was different. These men representing the powerful England stood bolt upright. They were told that they could not be indulged with a vision of the Brother of the Sun and the Cousin of the Moon without going down on their hands and knees. "Very well," said the Englishmen, "we will dispense with the luxury. But tell his Celestial Splendor that it is very likely that his Serenity will hear our cannon at his palace gates before long, and that their booming is not quite so harmless as the cooing of his Sublimity's doves." The ambassadors of the British Crown were no cringing petitioners; the British empire rose in the respect of the Oriental nations as a result of this visit.”
As Christians we are citizens of the Kingdom of God, and while we live we are in this world, which is the devils domain. Daily, we face a world that tells us we must prostrate ourselves to the things of this world! If we wish to get along with the world, we must do as the world does, and act as the world acts. We must believe what the world tells us, and only speak what the world wants to hear. Personally, I couldn't care less what the world thinks. I am out to please God, and Him alone will I serve!
The Word of God tells us that we should not cringe from anything the world brings before us:
Proverbs 28:1 (KJV);
"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion."
And it tells us that we are to speak openly about the truth of the gospel when dealing with the world:
2 Corinthians 3:12 (KJV);
"Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:"
I believe TFF stands up for what they believe quite well against a world that seems to be circling the drain. May God bless each one of you for that!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.