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Skrevet af Jørn Nielsen   
Mandag, 10. august 2020 17:15

I´m gleaning anew some “honey” from the well known word from Mt. 19:26, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible!”

I appreciate the English rendering that says, “with God…” That little preposition, Greek “pros”, means, that as long as this matter is left with God it´s left with the God of impossibilities.  I take courage from that especially when I feel my prayers accomplish so little or nothing.

“Have you taken it to Christ?” My precious friend from our “boot camp” days, Jack Connor, asked me when I unloaded to him some acute problems.  He challenged me to go to the right place with my burden.

However, the frustrated Peter still  asked, “Behold, we have forsaken all and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?”  (v. 27)  Or, “What will we get out of it?” (L.B.) The Lord pointed to the future “regeneration”-

(By the way, I fully agree with The Scofield Bible´s enlightening and expository footnote on that prophetic and glorious word).

Here´s the point.  We get little out of our following Christ in this world.  My grandfather was once asked by his accountant, “What do you get out of all this?”  My grandfather preached the gospel in the slums of Copenhagen, so what did he really get out of that “futile” ministry?

I think his answer was a good one: “It is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (1 Cor. 4:2).  That settled it.  It was to him just a matter of being faithful as a steward of the Lord.  I hope to follow that example.

An old friend said recently on the phone, “Jørn, you have been a good ambassador for Jesus Christ”, but this is not true, I´m sorry to say.  I haven´t been a good one, and yet His ambassador I still want to be, don´t you?  Regardless of what we get out of it in this life!

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