I am Shallow!!!!!

23 11 2008

This piece of devotion from Spurgeon totally convicted me……

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God

Beware of allowing yourself to think that the shallow concerns of
life are not ordained of God; they are as much of God as the
profound. It is not your devotion to God that makes you refuse to be
shallow, but your wish to impress other people with the fact that you
are not shallow, which is a sure sign that you are a spiritual prig.
Be careful of the production of contempt in yourself, it always comes
along this line, and causes you to go about as a walking rebuke to
other people because they are more shallow than you are. Beware of
posing as a profound person; God became a Baby.

To be shallow is not a sign of being wicked, nor is shallowness a
sign that there are no deeps: the ocean has a shore. The shallow
amenities of life, eating and drinking, walking and talking, are all
ordained by God. These are the things in which Our Lord lived. He
lived in them as the Son of God, and He said that “the disciple is
not above his Master.”

Our safeguard is in the shallow things. We have to live the surface
common-sense life in a common-sense way; when the deeper things come,
God gives them to us apart from the shallow concerns. Never show the
deeps to anyone but God. We are so abominably serious, so desperately
interested in our own characters, that we refuse to behave like
Christians in the shallow concerns of life.

Determinedly take no one seriously but God, and the first person you
find you have to leave severely alone as being the greatest fraud you
have ever known, is yourself.

Who am i to walk around with rebuke of others? Who am i to be higher than the master? This was a profound reminder yet again on the aftermath of Benny Hinn’s service i attended yesterday. While i might not agree with him on many things, I deeply respect his walk with God and his service. Who am i to rebuke a man and produce a contempt in myself, that am i above the Judge? I remain convicted.

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2 responses

23 11 2008
Kevin

Amen. I agree with Spurgeon and I too agree with your viewpoint on Benny. I may not see eye to eye on his methods and theology, but if God is glorified, then I will keep my mouth shut and pray for him and his ministry.

Pastor Yang spoke today on faith, which is πίστις or pistis, which also mean faithfulness or fidelity, even in the natural or mundane things in our lives. A man of faith is also faithful, even in the seemingly small things in life, and even when no-one is looking.

I believe God is doing a mighty work in your life, dear brother. Be encouraged! Let us keep on praying for others. Shalom!

8 01 2009
joe

“man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart”(1 Sam 16:7)

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