THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
An elderly lady was teaching the four and five-year-old Sunday School class.
During one of the lessons, they were learning about the building of Solomon’s temple.
The teacher explained that when the temple was finished, the presence of the Lord filled the temple.
All of a sudden, the children’s eyes widened, and they were filled with excitement.
Soon the teacher discovered, however, that the source of their excitement was not joy that God had come to dwell in the temple;
but the children had imagined God filling the temple with presents!
Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
Meekness, in Christians, demands we do not exalt self.
But that same meekness demands we exalt our Lord.
Do not associate meekness with weakness.
Meekness is actually power under control.
It means using strength and ability when necessary.
Self-discipline of the soul for Christ, demands Christians speak out "on God's behalf."
Christians are not candles under a bushel, but on a candlestick!
Christ's presence within demands the light to shine without.
In Matthew 25:13-40 Jesus told the "Parable of the Talents."
This parable caution's Christians against "hiding" talents.
Job (above) calls upon his friends to "suffer me a little," or LISTEN awhile!
All Christians do not have a pulpit, but all do have friends to whom they can talk of Jesus.
Christians may not own a newspaper.
But they have something that has more circulation: "word of mouth."
When immorality looms around us, do we not have "yet to speak on God's behalf?"
Shall the right be silenced while the wrong is publicized?
When we "speak on God's behalf":
we spur our own allegiance to Christ,
we encourage other Christians,
we make known information useful to lost sinners,
and we glorify our Savior.
Let the voice of the lambs "speak the truth in love."
When you have the “present” of God’s presence,
let Him work “in you both to will and to do of HIS good pleasure!” (Philippians 2:13)