Sunday, April 01, 2007

Commitment And Faithfulness

"Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday." - (Psalms 37:3-4)

"You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.” - (John H. Holcomb)

"A wife who is 85% faithful to her husband is not faithful at all. There is no such thing as part-time loyalty to Jesus Christ." (Vance Havner)


1. Andrew - crucified
2. Bartholomew - beaten then crucified
3. James, son of Alphaeus - stoned to death
4. James, son of Zebedee - beheaded
5. John - exiled for his faith; died of old age
6. Judas (not Iscariot) - stoned to death
7. Matthew - speared to death
8. Peter - crucifed upside down
9. Philip - crucified
10. Simon - crucified
11. Thomas - speared to death
12. Matthias - stoned to death
(source: Fox's Book of Martyrs)

Just think of all the little inconveniences that we complain about or all the simple duties we so easily give up on. We need more commitment in our spoiled lives. Are we going to, one day, hear: "well done thou good and faithful servant."?

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