“Losing our Creed has led to our Chaos!”

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Mar 262017

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:  “Losing our Creed has led to our Chaos!”

By: Ron Woodrum


     Dorothy Sayers, the British Theologian and novelist, spoke to how we have ended up in the chaos of culture we are currently living in today.  She affirmed it is because we have abandoned the Creed of our Faith.  Listen to her explaination:


    “It is worse than useless for Christians to talk about the importance of Christian morality, unless they are prepared to take their stand upon the fundamentals of Christian theology. It is a lie to say that dogma, (beliefs) do not matter; they matter enormously. It is fatal to let people suppose that Christianity is only a mode of feeling; it is vitally necessary to insist that it is first and foremost a rational explanation of the universe. It is hopeless to offer Christianity as a vaguely idealistic aspiration of a simple and consoling kind; it is, on the contrary, a hard, tough, exacting, and complex doctrine, steeped in a drastic and uncompromising realism. And it is fatal to imagine that everybody knows quite well what Christianity is and needs only a little encouragement to practice it. The brutal fact is that in this Christian country not one person in a hundred has the faintest notion what the Church teaches about God or man or society or the person of Jesus Christ…. …Theologically this country is at present is in a state of utter chaos established in the name of religious toleration and rapidly degenerating into flight from reason and the death of hope.” ― (Dorothy L. Sayers,  Creed or Chaos?: Why Christians Must Choose Either Dogma or Disaster).


Journalist Steve Turner updated Sayers quote in his satirical poem Creed, explaining how our modern mind evolved, or more accurately de-volved!  He writes:


We believe in Marx, Freud and Darwin. We believe everything is OK. As long as you don’t hurt anyone, to the best of your definition of hurt, and to the best of your knowledge. We believe in sex before, during, and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that adultery is fun. We believe that sodomy’s OK. We believe that taboos are taboo! We believe that everything’s getting better-despite evidence to the contrary. The evidence must be investigated. You can prove anything with evidence. We believe there’s something in horoscopes, UFO’s and bent spoons; Jesus was a good man, just like Buddha Mohammed and ourselves. He was a good moral teacher, although we think his good morals were bad. We believe in Masters and Johnson. What’s selected is average. What’s average is normal. What’s normal is good. We believe that all religions are basically the same, at least the one that we read was.

They all believe in love and goodness. They only differ on matters of creation, sin ,heaven, hell, God, and salvation. We believe that after death comes  Nothing- because when you ask the dead what happens- they say Nothing. If death is not the end, if the dead have lied, then it’s compulsory heaven for all excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin and Genghis Khan. We believe in total disarmament. We believe there are direct links between warfare and bloodshed. Americans should beat their guns into tractors and the Russians would be sure to follow. We believe that man is essentially good. It’s only his behaviour that lets him down. This is the fault of society. Society is the fault of conditions. Conditions are the fault of society. We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him. Reality will adapt accordingly. The universe will readjust. History will alter. We believe that there is no absolute truth excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth. We believe in the rejection of creeds. (Then he adds this footnote/postscript he calls Chance)


If chance be the father of all flesh disaster is his rainbow in the sky

When you hear State of Emergency! Sniper Kills Ten! Troops On Rampage!

Mobs Go Looting! Bomb Blasts School!

It is but the sound of man worshipping his maker! (from his perspective himself of course!)- parenthesis mine.


If our culture is right-there is no need of the Cross of Jesus Christ!  It is sheer foolishness.  Modern society can no longer believe what the Bible, The Church, and most Christians say about the Cross.  It is to this point that the Cross speaks the loudest.  The writer of the Book of Hebrews tells his generation, and ours, that the Cross of Christ is God’s Final Word concerning man’s dilemna and greatest need.  Today’s message on the cross speaks to this issue.

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“Terror in the Garden”

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Mar 192017

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE; “Terror in the Garden”.

By: Ron Woodrum


     Elisabeth C. Clephane wrote a beautiful song based on Jesus words in Matthew 18:11-14.  Jesus described his mission with the metaphor of a shepherd, at the end of the day counting his sheep, finding out one of his 100 sheep was missing, and lost in the wilderness.  He emphasized that the shepherd would leave the 99 and go and search diligently for the lost sheep, risking any danger, paying any price to rescue the perishing one!  D.L. Moody’s songleader, Ira Sankey loved the song and sang it often during the revival meetings, making a very popular hymn in the late 1800’s.  Clephane wrote a very beautiful verse in her hymn.  She wrote:


  None of the ransomed ever knew

          How deep were the waters crossed

          Nor how dark was the night passed through

          Ere he found his sheep that was lost!


How would we know?  Most of the Scripture testifies to Jesus willingness to embrace the cross in all of its suffering.  He was the Lamb of God, willing to go to the slaughter.  He set his face as a flint to that destiny.  Nothing nor no one could ever dissuade him.  Peter found that out the hard way!  Even a surface reading of the Gospel account of Gethsemane’s prayers indicate a reluctance to “drink the cup” but an eventual “willingness” and “surrender” to the will of the Father.  But if we take the time to read between the lines, to plumb below the surface, we might discover quite a different picture and reality.  If we look at the details given by the Synoptic Gospels, (syn-same optic-eyes)-(gospels that see Jesus’ life and ministry with the same perspective), we discover a different story.  Matthew uses some very descriptive words to describe Jesus’ demeanor in the Garden.  He says, “Jesus began to be sorrowful and depressed”.  The words he uses are very expressive.  The word ‘sorrowful” is the word “lupeo”-(lupus).  It means “sadness, sorrow, grief, and pain”.  The Present Passive Infinitive should be translated-“Jesus was overtaken with a continual spirit of sadness, sorrow,grief, and felt deep pain within himself”.  The second word is even more expressive.  The word “depressed” is the word “ademeneo”.  The word “demos” means “home”.  The “a” prefixed to the front of it is what is called in the Greek language an “alpha privitive of negation”.  When it is added to a word it negates the definition of the word it is attached to.  Example is “theist” is one who believes in God.  And “atheist” is one that does not believe.  So the word “ademeneo”  means “no longer feeling at home”.  It means someone who is not comfortable where he is and longs to go home!  Facing the cross, drinking the bitter cup he was peering into in Gethsemane made Jesus long to finish his mission and go home.  Then Matthew tells us in the next verse that Jesus reached out to his disciples for some sympathy and empathy by telling them that his “soul was exceeding sorrowful to the point of death”.  The word he uses is the word-“perilupeo”.  It is the same word Matthew used to describe his “sadness and sorrow”,  But Jesus adds the preposition “peri” to it. Peri-(perimeter) means to encircle. That makes his state of sorrow emphatic!  It means he is totally “surrounded and overcome by that spirit of sadness, sorrow, and grief-causing him deep spiritual and psychological pain”.

Mark shares alot of the same words describing Jesus’ state of mind in the Garden.  He adds the word “ekthambeo”.  That word has a very graphic definition of ‘being thrown into a state of horror, and being held in the grip of terror”.  Luke then adds another word to Mark’s description saying that Jesus was “troubled”.  The word he uses is the word “agonia” (agony).  It means to be in a state of “conflict, anguish, agony, striving against circumstances”.  The combination of all of these words indicate that Jesus was in such a state that he was crushed by this condition and found it hard to move forward.  He sought help from his Father.  All three gospels indicate he first sought the removal of the cup.  Mark also adds, “being saved from the hour”.  But after finding that this is the only way, drinking the full bitter cup, Jesus surrenders to His Father’s will.  The Father sends angels, according to Luke to “strengthen him” and tells us that the incident caused him to “seat drops of blood” (Thrombosis-“coagulated droplets of blood”).  Then the writer of the Book of Hebrews adds a new perspective by saying that this incident in the Garden is best described as Jesus making supplication to His father about removing this cup, with ‘strong crying and tears to the only one who could save him from death” (Heb. 5:7).  What was it that put Jesus in this “troubled state of horror?”  What was in that bitter cup facing Jesus that caused him to pray three times for its removal?  Are we to conclude that Jesus had changed his mind about Calvary and no longer wanted to face the suffering and torture of crucifixion?  Do we conclude that even though this terrified him, that he decided to stoically embrace it because His Father’s will demanded it?

I have a problem with that view.  If you read about Plato’s account of the death of Socrates we discover that Socrates faced his death with courage.  Plato says that Socrates took his “cup of hemlock without trembling, without changing color, without changing his expression”.  He says, “he simply raised it to his lips and cheerfully drained it”.  We are told also that he told his disciples to “keep quiet and face his death bravely”.  Are we to conclude that Socrates was braver than Jesus!  Never! May that thought never cross our mind.  We are also told about Christian martyrs who died bravely for the Lord they loved.  Ignatius of Antioch, when facing martyrdom, told the Church not to try to dissuade him.  He looked forward to suffering and dying for His Lord with great joy and anticipation.  Polycarp refused to listen to both Roman officials and Church members who pleaded with him to comply with Caesar’s orders and avoid death.  But the aged bishop pointed to a Lord that had faithfully died for him, and that is the least he could do for his Lord.  Could he have done that if Jesus faced his death as a coward?  Never!

What did Jesus fear in that bitter cup?  The physical suffering of crucifixion?  He had seen many.  He knew only too well all the details included in such a death.  He took the scourging, that often killed the victim, without collapsing under the load.  He took the crown of thorns, the buffeting, the spitting, the nails in hands and feet, as a lamb silently being led to the slaughter, he uttered not a word, the Scripture clearly states.  What was it that was in that cup that caused him to plead with the Father to find another way, to remove the cup from his lips, that caused him to long for home, and be overtaken with sadness, sorrow, grief, agony, and mental anguish?  A study of “cup” in both the Old and New Testaments reveal that it is a cup filled with the “wrath of God upon sin” meted out to those who justly deserve the penalty.  It did include suffering.  But it went well beyond the suffering at the hands of sinful man.  It was God’s judgment on sin, and included spiritual, physical, and eternal torment.  It was a cup full of sin and shame.  He who knew no sin became sin for us, bearing its shame, sorrow, and penalty to the last drop!  It was separation from God.  The Greek word “death” means separation.  Jesus took upon himself physical, spiritual, and eternal seperation from God, in that brief three hours of drinking the bitter cup.  He experienced what it was like to fall into the hands of a Holy God, who is a consuming fire, when all he had ever done was to love His father, and always obey Him.  He was only familiar with the words, “this is my beloved son in whom I am well-pleased”.  Now He heard words of condemnation as Isaiah writes, “It pleased God to smite him”.  No one could embrace that experience, without feeling terror and horror.  Especially when Jesus knew all that such judgment entailed down to the last detail!  The poet expressed it well:


          We may not know, we cannot tell

          What pains he had to bear

          But we believe it was for us

          He hung and suffered there.


We will never know how dark the night, or how deep the waters crossed that our Saviour had to experience in rescuing us, his perishing little sheep.  But only hearts filled with gratitude for our Good Shepherd is worthy of worship.  May we with strong crying and tears let Him know how much we love Him for having first loved us!

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Mar 122017


By:  Ron Woodrum


The cross took a major political beating since 2004. In May, 2004, the ACLU gave Los Angeles County two weeks to eliminate the 1957-designed seal that appears on most official county property: walls, documents, uniforms, vehicles and even business cards – all because of a cross. After four months of debate, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors caved in and stripped a tiny miniature gold cross from the Los Angeles County seal to avoid a lawsuit. By a 3-2 partisan vote, the three Democrats on the board voted in favor of removing the cross while the two Republicans voted retain it. (Los Angeles Times 9/15/04 “Officials Vote to Replace County Seal”)

In June the same year, more than 700 people packed a board meeting in Redlands, the city 50 miles east of Los Angeles, to decry the removal of the cross. Thousands more wrote or called supervisors to complain, but the board refused to budge.  The cross was finally removed.  It was restored again in 2014.  But last year, in April of 2016, it was ordered to be removed again.   A federal judge in California has ruled that including a small Christian cross on the official seal of Los Angeles County is unconstitutional, siding with civil liberties advocates. Thursday’s decision, following a two-year legal battle, was handed down by US District Judge Christina Snyder, who said that including the religious emblem in the government symbol ‘places the county’s power, prestige and purse behind a single religion, Christianity.’  County Supervisors are lobbying for returning the cross to the seal.  The battle for the cross rages on! There are those who “hate” the cross and want to remove every reference to it from the modern world.  But there are those who “love” the cross, and will defend it to the death!  What a paradox!


“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor. 1:18).

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” (Gal. 6:14).

Webster defines the word “wonder” as “a cause of surprise or astonishment; a marvel; prodigy. A miracle. The emotion excited by novelty, or by something strange or not well understood; astonishment.”  Surely this is what will be under consideration as we explore the “wonders” of the cross of Christ. The cross is the central theme of God’s redemptive system. It was planned “from the foundation of the world” (Rev. 13:8). Jesus knew if mankind were to be redeemed from sin that he would have to face the cross (Jn. 18:4). What gospel preacher has not at times begun a sermon or a series of sermons by reference to 1 Corinthians 2:14 as he, along with Paul, announced his resolve to preach “Christ and him crucified.” To do more or do less would negate the purpose of the cross. Let us now consider several wonders” of the cross of Christ.

Its Paradoxes

A paradox is a seeming contradiction, but only “seeming” as we shall employ the term. The cross is truly the greatest of paradoxes. It was history’s most tragic event, the saddest spectacle man ever beheld, Satan’s greatest victory, Christ’s greatest defeat, God’s greatest manifestation of hatred of sin, the darkest hour of history, the appalling bloodthirstiness of the wicked, man’s sinfulness, and God’s holiness. On the other hand the cross was the most wonderful event of history, the source of the greatest joy, Satan’s greatest defeat and Christ’s greatest victory, God’s supreme proof of his love for sinful man, the time of the world’s greatest light, divine forgiveness portrayed (“Father, forgive them”), human weakness and Divine strength. Is it any wonder as we contemplate these things that we like to sing songs such as “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”?

Its Victim

Many men have died on a Roman cross. History is replete with accounts of such. Some of them deserved the death penalty. No doubt some did not. But, all were sinners, nevertheless. Not so with Christ. He was the only truly innocent person ever to live on earth. No guile was found in his mouth as he went about doing good (1 Pet. 2:22; Acts 10:38). He “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).

We often sing “What a friend we have in Jesus” and how true this is. He was compassionate even toward those who crucified him (Luke 23:34). He died a voluntary, vicarious death for you and me (1 Pet. 2:21). He lived his life on earth for others and not for himself. He owned no property, he healed the sick, he raised the dead, he made the blind to see, and taught the sinners the way of salvation. On the cross he had regard to the appeal of the thief beside him (Luke 23:43) and to the care of his mother (Jn. 19:26,27). He even plead for his executioners.

Though innocent, his death was for the guilty. He was falsely accused, beaten, spit upon, reviled, and mocked (Luke 23:35; Mt. 27:26,29). He bore his own cross, he was nailed to it, suspended between earth and heaven with a malefactor on either side, bearing the burden of the sins of mankind upon him. The pain was excruciating, the loneliness and despondency of the moment bleak and desolate, forsaken by heaven and earth. Why did he not call ten legions of angels? He could have. But he did not. It was the only way man could be redeemed from sin. So he did it for you and for me. Praise God, what a Savior!

Its Necessity

How can we conceive of Deity being under necessity? Yet, if man was to be redeemed from sin it was a divine “must.” Jesus said, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up” (Jn. 3:14).

Why this necessity? When man sinned the cross became a necessity (Gen. 3:15). Since all sin, no one can save himself. Therefore, if man is to be saved, a divine substitute was the only answer (1 Pet. 2:24).

God’s righteousness and justice demanded it. God’s justice required penalty for sin. His love required consideration for the sinner. Through the cross God was both “just and the justifier of those who believe in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26).

Without the cross the prophecies of the Old Testament would have been without meaning. The law of Moses could not have been fulfilled without the cross (Col. 2:14).

Our salvation depended on the cross. Christ’s mission on the earth was to save (Luke 19: 10). That being true, Christ gave himself to that end (Eph. 5:25; Mark. 10:45).

Is it any wonder that the redeemed of all ages was portrayed as singing “Thou art worthy, for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9).

Its Divine Demonstration

Jesus had made many claims as to his divinity. As a result he was accused of blasphemy (Jn. 8:12,16-18,21-22). The cross would fully substantiate every claim of Jesus. “When ye have lifted up the Son of Man, then shall ye know that I am he” (Jn. 8:28). This is the challenge of the cross.

At the cross Jesus exemplified in his death what he had announced in his life. Even the Roman centurion confessed, “Truly, this was the Son of God” (Mt. 27:54). All the efforts of the Roman powers, as well as that of the Jews, could not keep Jesus in the tomb (Mt. 27:67; 28:4).

When Christ said, “It is finished” on the cross, God said “Amen” to it when Christ was raised from the dead, thus showing his approval of Christ’s work of redemption.

Its Attraction

The magnetism of the cross is reflected in the statement of Jesus in John 12:32: “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth I will draw all men unto me.” The attraction is not seen in the manner in which Christ died but rather in regard to the person of Christ and his purpose on the cross.

At the cross we see the most beautiful character ever portrayed (Jn. 21:25), the greatest demonstration of God’s grace ever made known toward man (2 Cor. 8:9), the greatest power ever beheld by man (Rom. 1:16), and the greatest salvation that could ever be contemplated (Heb. 2:3; 7:25).

Its All Sufficiency

The apostle Paul gloried only in the cross (Gal. 6:14) and thus urged the same thing on us. He knew its sufficiency to save, not only himself (Eph. 3:8), but others as well (1 Cor. 2:14).

The cross is sufficient to meet every human need (2 Pet. 5:7; 1 Cor. 12:7), and is the only way to be saved (Acts 4:12). All must come, as it were, to the cross where only there is reconciliation (Col. 1:20).

Its Glorious Hope

The hope brought to us by the cross is so utterly profound in its complexities and scope, thus reflecting its Divine source, yet, at the same time, its end result which is salvation and peace with God is so utterly simple as to be within the grasp of every man.

The cross provided “peace of mind … .. peace with God” and the “peace of God” (Col. 1:20; Phil. 4:6-9). It provides assurance in death, knowing that “to be with Christ, is far better” (Phil. 1:23). It provides a glorious eternity for the soul. Our bodies will be changed and we will be like Christ (1 Jn. 3:1-3; 1 Cor. 15:51-58).

Behold, the wonders of the cross!

Dorothy Sayers writes about the paradox of the cross when she speaks to the issue of how God, who is life, and the author of life, through the incarnation came to die for the sins of the world.  She writes, “He is the only God who has a date in history…There is nothing more astonishing collocation of phrases than that which, in the Nicene Creed, sets these two statements flatly side by side: ‘Very God of God…He suffered under Pontius Pilate.’  All over the world, thousands of times a day, Christians recite the name of a rather undistinguished Roman proconsul…merely because that name fixes within a few years the date of the death of God.”

  1. Scott Peck, (someone I enjoy reading, but cannot agree with most of his theology),points out that on a cross, on a hill outside of Jerusalem, that Jesus surrendered His power, for His love, as His Father did as well, and through that paradox conquered the world with that cross.  He writes, “I cannot be any more specific about the methodology of love than to quote these words of an old priest who spent many years in the battle:’There are dozens of ways to deal with evil and several ways to conquer it.  All of them are facets of the trkuth that the only ultimate way to conquer evil is to let it be smothered with a willing, living, loving human being.  When it is absorbed there like blood in a sponge or a spear in one’s heart, it loses its power and goes no further.’  The healing of evil-scientifically or otherwise-can be accomplished only by  the love of individuals.  A willing sacrifice is required…I do not know how this occurs.  But I know that it does…Whenever this happens there is a slight shift in the balance of power in the world’ ”  Constantine saw a vision of the cross in the sky with these words “in hoc signo vinces”-under this sign you will conquer.  He tried to do that with “power”…and failed.  But the author and finisher of our faith, who died on that cross, conquered under that sign, and still is…but not through the power of force…but the power of love…what a paradox!
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“Touched by a quote, and knowing where it came from”

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Mar 052017

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:  “Touched by a quote, and knowing where it came from”. 

By:  Ron Woodrum


I love writing a Pastor’s Perspective.  I will keep doing it as long as God gives me the mind and strength to do it.  Sometimes you may think it is a little wordy and that it quotes alot of different people.  I do that on purpose.  It would be very easy to put only my opinion about the subject being addressed each Lord’s day in the bulletin.  That is what happens in alot of Pastor’s Perspectives.  But that would not stretch your faith.  That would not enable you to grow.  That would limit your exposure to a very limited source-me!  Several years ago I was challenged by Howard Hendricks, of Dallas Theological Seminary, when he said, “do you want your people to drink deeply from a stagnant pool, or a flowing spring?”  If all you get is my opinion, my knowledge, without me constantly studying and sharing what I have learned, you would be drinking from a stagnant pool!  But if I am constantly reading, preparing, studying the topics that God assigns me each Sunday, and I share all of it with you, it may be a bit overwhelming at times, but over the long haul some of it will touch you, stick with you, stretch you, make sense.  You will remember those special quotes that struck a nerve, and you will be able to refer to it, and find its source, so you can share it with others too.  If you can’t remember it, you can always go back to the web site and find it.  Believe me this is a labor of love!  I intend to keep on exposing you, not only to expository teaching and preaching of Holy Scripture, but adding the most pertinent illustrations and quotes that support God’s truth.  Last week I shared one of my favorite, and I might add hard to locate quotes of Malcom Muggeridge, about his failure to embrace true devotion to the cross.  Why?  To show you what not to do.  As the cross of Christ, draws you to surrender, don’t put it off like Muggeridge admitted that he did.  Make it your cult, your devotion, your life, early in life.  Don’t make Jesus bear the cross alone!

This week I want to share with you two more quotes from Muggeridge.  One of them is a great quote from Muggeridge, who was a famous British journalist/intellectual writer, whose life and perspective was transformed when he found Christ as his Saviour.  He was not shy about writing about his new found faith.  The world was amazed at his change and his wit in defending his faith.  He was very precise in his description of how our modern world got into the condition it is currently in.  Listen to his accurate description of our de-evolution to destruction.  He writes, “So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with the facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide at the public expense.  Thus Western man decided to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought down the walls of his own city tumbling down, having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill, scapel, and syringe, (birth control and abortion), to make himself fewer.  Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over-a-weary, battered old brontosaurus and became extinct!”  Have you ever heard a more accurate and convicting, and discerning summary of our current state in the Western world.  Our walls are collapsing to the blowing of our own trumpets!  We may be too late to reverse the process, but revival among the influence of the Church in our Society is the only hope to slow it down.

But a second quote of Muggeridge may be my favorite.  His success as a Journalist led to fame and fortune.  But late in life, after finding out that kind of human glory does not satisfy, he was not shy about telling the media, of which he was a big part, the truth of where joy, life, and fulfillment was found.  He wrote, “I may, I suppose, regard myself as a relatively sucessful man.  People occasionally stare at me in the streets: that’s fame.  I can fairly easily earn enough to qualify for admission to the highest lopes of internal revenue: That is seen as success.  Furnished with money, and a little fame, even the elderly, if they care to, may partake of trendy diversions: that is seen as pleasure.  It might happen once in awhile that something I wrote, or said, was sufficiently headed for me to persuade myself that it represented a serious impact on our time: that’s fulfillment.  Yet I say to you and beg you to believe me.  Multiply these tiny triumphs by a million, add them altogether, and they are nothing-less than nothing!-a positive impediment measured against one draft ( drink) of that Living Water Christ offers to the spiritually thirsty, irrespective of who or what they are!”

     Letting the Spirit of God bring that kind of real testimony deep into our hearts can help us avoid all the detours of chasing fame, fortune, pleasure, and fulfillment in all the wrong things, realizing with Muggeridge and Solomon, that such pursuit is chasing the wind, a vanity of vanities.  That should help us stay focused on loving our Saviour, and taking up our cross and following Him, and finding that as the true road to His kind of fame, fortune, pleasure and fulfillment.  Amen?  Amen!  That’s my perspective, as well as that of Malcom Muggeridge!  May it become your perspective too.  That is worth sharing with others!  Pass it on in Your Perspective!


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