Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Dumb and Deaf

May 11

"Remember them ... who have spoken unto you the Word of GOD: whose faith follow, considering the end ..."   Hebrews 13:7


"... their personal investment in you has fallen on hard times."






Allegiance is such a rare quality in our modern time, even among GOD'S people, ... "My brethren, these things ought not so to be."  Who is it that has fed you with the bread of life, and yet you have forgotten them?  Oh, perhaps not the name or face, but practically speaking, their personal investment in you has fallen on hard times. 

"And HE gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; ..."  GOD, in HIS wisdom, hand picks choice servants: "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of CHRIST:"   The willful amnesiacs of GOD'S PERSON, GOD'S Word, and GOD'S men, ultimately turn out to be godless, blind followers of the blind.  Thus, suffering a debilitating, but self-imposed spiritual Alzheimer's, "the end" fades as the day, with only marginal consideration of anything outside of your little care filled world.  This inverts the order, but adds real meaning to the term: dumb and deaf!  The LORD desires however, that our retention period endure: "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the SON OF GOD, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of CHRIST:"  None other than Paul the Apostle called upon believers in churches he planted to: "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of CHRIST."

The Empiric, in the end, will prove himself more charlatan than Christian; for there is no place for pragmatism among those who follow in faith.  "That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."  A walk with CHRIST may or may not prove itself practical in the dim lighting of this world; but the illumination of our steps are never of this present dimension.  "THY word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."  In "the end", those who stride in the neon of the known, will find: "... darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."

"Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness."

For Love of Country
James Abram Garfield (1831-1881)
(20th President of the United States)
"The world's history is a Divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word.  Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and historian -- the humble listener -- there has been a Divine melody running through the song which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come."

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