Friday, December 1, 2017

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 31:1-21; Ezekiel 47:1-23; 1 John 1:1-2:11

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you. 2 Cor. 12:15

A physician acquaintance of mine serves the Lord in Cambodia with his wife (also a physician) and family. He writes that “Our food is grown in raw sewage, soaked in illegal chemicals, and processed in medieval conditions. Cambodians die at a horrific rate from malnutrition and disease. Good food is a luxury. We and our children will probably live shorter lives, and chances of dying from accidents are legion. We gladly accept these things because we hold a different perspective and from that perspective everything is worth it!” In view of such sacrificial service, dare we complain amidst our generally favourable circumstances? —W. Ross Rainey

Go, labour on; spend, and be spent—Thy joy to do the Father’s will;
It is the way the Master went; should not the servant tread it still? —Horatius Bonar