Living Enthusiastically for God

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Columbus was called mad because he decided to sail the uncharted ocean. . . . Martin Luther was called mad because he presumed to defy the entrenched religious hierarchy of his time. Patrick Henry was considered mad when he cried, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” George Washington was thought to be mad when he decided to continue the war after the winter at Valley Forge, when thousands of his men had died and other thousands had deserted, leaving him only a handful of men. We have become too sophisticated and respectable to be called mad in our generation. Christianity has become so respectable and so conventional that it is now insipid. The salt has lost its flavor. . . . Would to God that the world found us Christians dangerous enough to call us mad, in these days when materialism and secularism are sweeping over the world. Thank God there are those who sacrifice time, talents, social position, and lucrative posts, and who fling aside every advantage in order to serve the Kingdom of God.

Go deeper: Read Billy Graham’s message about being in the world, not of the world

Prayer for the day

Instill in me, Lord Jesus, the same savor that the disciples showed as they lived so enthusiastically for You.

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  1. Rosario Lewis says:

    Thank you Jesus. I lift up every servant of God, all those who left job, money, friends and gone of to distant places. Sacrifing their life in hostile places for the sake of the Gospel so that sinners like me can be saved.
    Lord God bless them and protect them where ever they may be.
    I also have a duty to share your Gospel and tell others what good things you have done for me.
    Telling others what jesus has done for us is everyone’s duty. Amen