"He must increase, but I must decrease."

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Encouraging Thought from Jim Elliot

In a letter to his parents (August 8, 1950).
“Surely those who know the great passionate heart of
Jehovah must deny their own loves to share in the
statement of His. Consider the call from the Throne above,
Go ye, and from round about, Come over and help us, and
even the call from the damned souls below, Send Lazarus
to my brothers, that they come not to this place. Impelled,
then, by these voices, I dare not stay home while Quichuas
perish. So what if the well-fed church in the homeland
needs stirring? They have the Scriptures, Moses, and the
Prophets, and a whole lot more. Their condemnation is
written on their bank books and in the dust on their Bible
covers. American believers have sold their lives to the
service of Mammon, and God has His rightful way of
dealing with those who succumb to the spirit of Laodicea."
Emphasis added

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Colossians 4:6
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.