Friday, May 6, 2011

Fri.-Sabbath, 5/6-8/11 Devotion

Wahoo--it's almost Sunday. We GET to go to church! Here is TW, from his "Beatitudes" book. . . .

"Let us carry ourselves as the children of God in magnanimity and heroicalness. The saints are high-born. They are of the true blood-
royal, born of God. They must do nothing sneakingly or sordidly. They must not fear the faces of men. As said that brave-spirited Nehemiah, 'Shall such a man as I flee?' (Neh. 6:11)--so should a child of God say, 'Shall I be afraid to do my duty? Shall I unworthily comply and prosti-
tute myself to the lusts and humours of men?' The children of the most High should do nothing to stain or dishonour their noble birth. A king's son scorns to do anything that is below him.

"Let us carry ourselves as the children of God in sanctity (1 Pet. 1:16). Holiness is the diadem of beauty. In this let us imitate our Heavenly Father. A debauched child is a disgrace to his father. There is nothing that [more negatively] casts a reflection on our Heavenly Father than the irregular actings of such as profess themselves His children. What will others say? Are these the children of the Most High? Is God their Father? 'The Name of God is blasphemed through you Gentiles' (Rom. 2:24). Oh let us do nothing unworthy of our Heavenly Father."