January 5

Posted on Jan 5, 2019

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?” (Lk 15:4). A blind woman once came to me and said, “Do you think that my blindness will hinder me from working for the Master?” “Not at all; it may be a great help, for others seeing your blindness may speak to you, and then you will have the opportunity of giving your testimony for Christ and leading them to the Savior.” “That’s not what I want,” she replied. “It seems to me a waste of time when one might be speaking to five or six hundred at once.” I answered that our Lord was able to speak to more than five thousand at once, yet He never thought personal work beneath His dignity or His gifts. Indeed, it was the work the Savior loved to do. We have more instances of our Savior’s personal work recorded in the Gospels than of His preaching. The one who is above personal work is above his Master. —R.A. Torrey

 

Today’s Reading: Genesis 13-15 Memorize: Deuteronomy 32:3-4