Archive for June, 2008

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Monday, June 30th, 2008

I’ve been meaning to get consistent with blogging, but just never found the motivation.  This morning I had an idea for a consistent blog (we’ll see how long this lasts).  Everyday (mostly) I read Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost for is Highest.”  I have so for the past few years, and especially this year, I try to find a quote in each day’s writing to highlight and put in my journal.  My goal for this blog category is to post those quotes, and hopefully expound on them a little.  So here’s todays: 

Title: Do It Now

Verse: “Agree with thine adversary quickly.” – Matthew 5:25 

Quote: “From our Lord’s standpoint it does not matter whether I am defrauded or not; what does matter is that I do not defraud.” 

One of my favorite thing about reading Chambers, is that he is always quick to point out that in order to live the life Christ has designed for us, we must be willing to deny our rights to ourselves.  You will here me use that saying a lot, because I feel that it is crucial to the Christian life.  The above quote exemplifies that ideal: It is more important to protect Christ’s image than our own.