Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How Rare, Walking The Walk

"It is the misfortune of kings that they scarcely ever do the good they have a mind to do; and through surprise, and the insinuations of flatterers, they often do the mischief they never intended."  --Fenelon

This is true, not just of kings, but of everyone.  This is always happening.  We have the best of intentions and yet, somehow find ourselves doing the thing we feared.  Just as Paul described.  Action is so important.  Again, it is easy to be a believer in the abstract, in theory, purely intellectually.  But putting belief, which is contrary to self and fallen nature, into ACTION . . . into relationship . . . is another thing altogether.  It is rarely done.  Talk is cheap.  Talking the talk is easy.  Walking The Walk is rare, priceless, a glory (to God) to behold.

But there is always an upside.  Failing so miserably and constantly . . . as we do . . . who would pursue that standard of perfection (as we are called to do) . . . provides the parallel constant opportunity to recognize one's inadequacies and be ever more grateful for the mercies of the Lord.  How merciful, gracious He is . . . "that He saved a wretch like me"!

2 comments:

Lee in TN said...

Amen, Bro T! Thankful for His mercy and Spirit to lead and correct me!

Blessings - Lee

Mark said...

Exodus33:19
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

Brother Thomas ©2015

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