May 14

Posted on May 14, 2017

It is feared that much Christian activity is attempted without the work resting on a solid foundation of prayer, holiness, Bible study and dependence on the Spirit of God. In his book “From Death to Life,” William Haslam tells how he was busy with the construction of the new church building were he served. But he wasn’t even saved! An elderly Cornish woman, deeply taught in the things of God, arrested him one day as he walked by her cottage: “Mr. Haslam, are ye goin’ to build your spire from the top?” The question was an arrow to his heart, and he couldn’t get the thought out of his mind. “Am I absurdly trying to construct my Christianity from the top down?” It was the beginning of his search for the true basis for Christian living: “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 3:11). As told elsewhere in the calendar, it led to his conversion during one of his own sermons as he preached from the pulpit of Baldhu church.

Today’s Reading: Job 1-3  Memorize: Matthew 10:34