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Msg#1635 Surviving As a Non-Attainer

Msg#1635 Surviving As a Non-Attainer

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg#1635 Surviving As a Non-Attainer

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice


David's last words talked of his three most mighty men, but this preacher, not the sharpest pencil in the box, loves how David lists that others “attained not unto the first three” (2Sam 23:19,23). Some of us may never attain to what others do for Christ. I know the world has yet to see what God could do with a man completely surrendered to him. I know the only ability that God needs is avail-ability, but I also know that in this agnostic, apostate, atheistic society, pastoring for twenty years to keep twenty people pointed in the right direction does not “feel” like great accomplishment. Oswald's “My Utmost for His Highest” tells that “God plants his saints in the most useless places. We say God intends me to be here because I am so useful. Jesus never estimated his life along the lines of greatest use. God puts his saints where they will glorify him, and we are no judge at all of where that is” (Aug 10th). David's non-attainer Abishai lifted up his spear just like Adino did. Lift up Christ, lift up his Word. David's non-attainer Benaiah fought the devils lionlike men, and slew the devil himself (23:20). He even used the world's (Egypt) own weapon to destroy the world in his life. Okay, lets let the conspirators go their way. Don't spend days studying condensation trails, airplanes over Antarctica, or angel's breeding habits, it is naught. Keep the main thing the main thing. Get a Sword, and rightly divide the Word of truth! I am not promoting that you strive to be a non-attainer, I am just saying, although not given great esteem by man, we too can have a noted place as the apple of God's eye. David had non-atttainers. God does too.


An Essay for week #35 Aug 28, 2016

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